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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Promotes Air Pollution
State regulator barely even tries to hold industry accountable, advocates say
"...The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has long been viewed as..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Environmental Cage Match
After a history of pulling its punches, is EPA finally forcing TCEQ to clean up the Texas air?
"...chose to move here last year for an unusual reason: Texas' horrendous air pollution problem. A nationally respected Sierra..."

May 28, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The LCRA Moves to Turn on the Tap
Future of Hill Country waits on Authority's decisions on water plan
"...and understanding, that we might make good and godly decisions that will bless our customers and this organization, LCRA."..."

Dec. 3, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Perry on Power
'No energy subsidies' or 'No, energy subsidies"
"..."We don’t need to be subsidizing energy in any form or..."

Oct. 25, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Nukes Not So Nice for Texas Groundwater
South Texans are banding together to demand tougher regulation of uranium mining
"...be a growing number of Republican leaders who can't pronounce the word, nuclear power is on the rise in..."

Oct. 17, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

EPA Flexes Federal Muscle on Texas Air
Gov. Perry's huffin' and puffin' in defense of dirty air
"...On June 30, Environmental Protection Agen­cy Regional Administrator Al Armen­dar­iz..."

July 9, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Top 10 Environmental Stories
An oil spill and a water treatment plant top the list
"...1) BP'S BLOWOUT Although the Texas coast escaped relatively unscathed, the 2010 summer was blackened..."

Jan. 7, 2011 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Senate Bill Threatens Local Water Quality Standards
Armbrister attacks Austin's control over the aquifer ... again
"...Colorado River flows to the Gulf of Mexico, Central Texas developers stream into the Capitol every other spring to..."

May 6, 2005 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Congress Spotlights Texas' Coal Waste
Feds hear testimony on Central Texas polluters
"...The National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council, an advisory panel..."

Jan. 14, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Texas Coal Rush Update
Planned coal power plants loom large, get political
"...Electricity is among our most basic needs, so it's no coincidence that..."

Oct. 13, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

New Pollution Rules for Coal-Crazed Texas
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality takes up two federal EPA air quality measures to hopefully reduce mercury and carbon dioxide pollution
"...Taking a small but significant step toward ending Texas' reign as the nation's No. 1 power-plant emitter of..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Armendariz to Texas: Don't Make Me Federalize
EPA chief says he's prepared to take over state permitting process
"...In the simmering battle between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality,..."

June 4, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Enviros Applaud EPA Choice for Texas Head
The EPA's new regional administrator has a good environmental track record
"...Good news for the environment in Texas: On Friday, President Barack Obama announced his..."

Nov. 13, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Dumping on Del Valle
Residents wary of waste processing site
"...and eastern Travis Co. have historically felt figuratively dumped on by development trends. Now, a group of area residents,..."

June 10, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

On the Lege
News from beneath the pink granite dome
"...If nearly a dozen states can adopt tougher emissions standards for new cars and trucks, how hard can..."

March 9, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

Power Plant Pollution Battle Still On
TXU's Oak Grove lignite-burning facility gets state approval.
"...Once the axis of evil in Texas' war over 19..."

June 15, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Top 10 Environmental Stories
The state dealt with a drought as the city took on some prickly issues
"...Rather than wait for the Legislature to follow through on threats to reverse parts of Austin's development laws, the..."

Jan. 3, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

Council Votes on Trash Clash
City moves ahead with negotiations on controversial landfill contract
"...The City Council last Thursday approved a staff recommendation to enter into negotiations with IESI Corp. to manage..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Austin Needs Its Own Air Quality Control Bureau
"...Dear Editor, In regards to Richard Whittaker's article on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality [“Does Austin Need..."

Aug. 27, 2009 Postmarks

Texas Biofuels Movement Building Momentum
As Bush makes groundbreaking revelations about the U.S. being "addicted to foreign oil," Texans may be pleased to know that many of the scientific "breakthroughs" he says will someday break our oil fixation are already in the works here.
"...more public transit and human-powered alternatives is necessary both economically and environmentally, a rapid sea change in Americans' auto..."

Feb. 24, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

On the Lege
A week in the Legislature with Tom, Robert, Steve, and Carol
"...The House passed its congressional re-redistricting map in the wee hours of Sept. 17,..."

Sept. 26, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Up From the Slime – Commissioners Push for Water Quality Rules
Interim county development rules leave everyone dissatisfied
"...It arose from the slimy, green algae tainting the once-clear waters of Lick Creek, striking fear in the hearts..."

March 18, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...If any moment captured the underlying conflict leading into the 85th Texas Legislature, it came on..."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

No Quiet on the Eastern Front
The choice for Place 2 presents two approaches to Eastside issues.
"...headquarters when he received a call from Gavino Fernandez, one of his two opponents. Fernandez was dropping out of..."

April 18, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Time to Put a Stop to Environmental Atrocities
"...Travis County resident, I’m touched by Lee Leffingwell’s sudden concern for the ecologically fragile land under the former future..."

March 7, 2008 Postmarks

How to Keep Water in Central Texas
Long-range planning tries to cover multiple bases, but some say environment is left out
"...Every year brings more people to Central Texas, and with them more lawns to water, SUVs to..."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Top 10 Environmental Stories
"...Energy sought to push through council a 20-year, $2.3 billion deal for a waste-wood-burning power plant. The Nacogdoches-area plant..."

Jan. 2, 2009 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Texas Wants Nuke Waste
"...On May 7 the Texas Senate passed HB 1567, the..."

May 16, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Importing Radioactive Waste To Dispose of in Texas
"...A new proposal would allow a private company, Waste Control Specialists, to import radioactive waste from 36 states to..."

Aug. 6, 2010 Postmarks

Council Blindsided on Landfill Deal
Council questions whether legal department acted appropriately in giving BFI the thumbs up on landfill expansion
"...in-house lawyers overstepped their powers in reversing the city's opposition to expanding the BFI landfill...."

Dec. 19, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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