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Texes Lege Preview: Will the Sun Set on Texas Commission on Environmental Quality?
Lege, advocates push embattled environmental agency to try harder
"...The embattled Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will have its moment in..."

Jan. 13, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Sunset Advisory Commission Takes Aim at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
State commission looks into concerns of transparency
"...Every 12 years since 1977, the Texas Legislature's Sunset Advisory Commission reviews state agencies for evidence..."

June 17, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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

Even the Winter Storm Disaster Couldn't Budge the Texas Lege on Climate Change
Maybe when hell freezes over?
"...When the Chronicle spoke to Rep. Erin Zwiener, D-Driftwood, in January at..."

June 4, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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

Can Texas Clean Up Its Climate Footprint?
State Rep. Erin Zwiener outlines a House environmental agenda
"...Zwiener, D-Driftwood, a member of both the agriculture and environmental committees in the last House session (her first). "But..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

City Staff Reports on Risks of Natural Gas Pipeline Through Edwards Aquifer
Council hears from Environmental Officer on Permian Highway Pipeline
"...On Aug. 28, the city’s Environmental Officer Christopher Herrington provided..."

Sept. 6, 2019 News Post by Michael King

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

Sierra Club Sues EPA Over Texas’ Shoddy Haze Plan
Another development in the Fayette coal plant saga
"...Today, Sierra Club announced it is suing the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce higher air quality..."

June 15, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

Legislature Ensures More Gas Production in Texas, Less Renewables
Assessing this session's environmental impact
"...The Legislature's war on renewable energy came back with a vengeance this session...."

June 2, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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

Winter Is Still Coming: An Update on Water, Power and Other Relief for Austinites
As the city thaws, utilities slowly repair damage, restore service
"...service to Austin residents in the wake of the Texas winter storm crisis...."

Feb. 19, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

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

Nukes Not So Nice for Texas Groundwater
South Texans are banding together to demand tougher regulation of uranium mining
" 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

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

Sunset Commission Approves Final Recommendations
Increased transparency, some accountability for environment agency
"...In a brief meeting Nov. 10, the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission voted on its suggestions for the..."

Nov. 18, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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

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

Texas Environmental Penalties Are Increasing
Time for tougher regulation
"...Just two days after a public hearing in Bastrop considering a permit application from Elon Musk's Boring Co. to..."

March 31, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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

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

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