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God's Steward at the TNRCC
In Barry McBee's Environment, Politics and Religion Mix
"...and the chairman of one of the most powerful environmental agencies in the country. As the latter, he's an..."

Jan. 16, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Environmental Cage Match
After a history of pulling its punches, is EPA finally forcing TCEQ to clean up the Texas air?
"...by what she discovered about the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the state agency responsible for enforcing the Clean..."

May 28, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Top 10 Environmental Stories
We've only got one planet
"...climate change, adding the "C40" agreement that promises more substantial action at the city level – expanded and strengthened..."

Dec. 30, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Council Takes Long Day's Journey Into Night
"...illustration by DOUG POTTER The stamina of Austin city..."

March 5, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff

What's Best for Frankie?
Williamson County wastewater deal yields the familiar odor of Commissioner Limmer
"...Sandy and Tracy Vollentine moved into their dream home outside the small rural enclave of Norman's Crossing, south of..."

Sept. 15, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

There's Nothing Like a Real Coal Fire
Public Utility Commission member pushes for more coal, even after the recent TXU struggle.
"...regulation (and equally un-noteworthy for lacking tough views on eco-protection), he's selling the line of clean coal. (Possibly the..."

July 25, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Adiós! Don't Let the Door ...
A Quick Roundup of the Best and the Worst of the 78th Lege
"...bills passed (or failed to pass) in the final hours. All bills enacted by the Legislature remain subject to..."

June 6, 2003 News Feature

Austin’s Least-Loved Landfill May Be Poised to Grow Again
The other ACL: The Austin Community Landfill
"...the county, likes to think of itself as progressively environmental. But neighbors and advocates are worried that local government's..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature
Understanding the Science
"...and written by Dr. Ricarda Steinbrecher for the Women's Environmental Trust (WEN), one of Britain's leading environmental charities. Dr...."

Aug. 6, 1999 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Bush's Dirty Plan for Clean Skies
Bush's plan to "reduce" emissions could actually mean more air pollution.
"...announced his plan to clean our polluted air, but environmental groups say the proposal is all smoke and mirrors..."

Feb. 22, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Big Bend's Vanishing Point
Clearing the air over the queen of Texas parks
"...is suffering from a serious visibility shortage, say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Park Service. The..."

Oct. 1, 2004 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Critic's Picks
Politics & Personalities
"...Speaking of heroes, the hearts of Texans and Texas..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Point Austin: It's Accountability Time
Lloyd Doggett on the need for swift action on impeachment
"...U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, began advocating impeachment in the..."

Oct. 11, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Children's Zone: Can Harlem Come to Austin?
Travis County groups are competing to become part of a grand experiment
"...During his 2008 presidential campaign, then-Sen. Barack Obama applauded..."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Ike's Lessons
Galveston's land-use decisions exposed by storm's wrath
"...Thomas Wynn, director of market development for the Houston-based U.S. Rice Producers Assoc­i­ation. Collectively, one industry expert said, the..."

Dec. 26, 2008 News Feature by Tom Curtis

Then There's This: Highway 45 Revisited
Except for the mayor, Council reaffirms opposition to 'aquifer toll road'
"...patchwork of moving parts, the clever side-stepping of federal environmental requirements, and the overall potential backwash – the more..."

May 23, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Naked City
Mexican Trucks, Austin's Air
"...-- ending a 20-year moratorium banning the trucks from U.S. highways. The administration claims it wants to comply with..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Standing Rock Pipeline Protests Bring New Life to Old Struggles
“It’s about all of us”
"...Lake Oahe along the Missouri River half a mile upstream from the Sioux reservation as a threat to the..."

Sept. 30, 2016 News Feature by Greg Harman

COTA Snags American Le Mans Series
No longer just F1 at Austin Circuit
"...that put a premium on innovation, fan experience and environmental sustainability. The American Le Mans Series – with its..."

June 1, 2012 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Keeping Busy
Armendariz moves from the EPA to the Sierra Club, still defending the environment
"...Al Armendariz, Texas' highest environmental official until last spring, moved to Austin this summer..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Shattered Icon
Living Legend Ann Richards Steps Off the Pedestal
"...illustration by Doug Potter..."

Oct. 24, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

City Hall: Yes, Austin, Barton Springs Is Still Safe
One more time: City, state, and federal experts refute rash Statesman claims about Barton Springs pollution
"...City Environmental Resource Manager Nancy McClintock calls last Thursday's community forum..."

April 4, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
The SOS Alliance files a federal court challenge against the EPA
"...Barton Springs salamander – are in jeopardy because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency isn't doing its job, the Save..."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Barton Springs Reopens, With Great Pleasure
The Statesman-spawned toxics crisis is finally over, but threats to Austin water quality remain.
"...from the Texas Dept. of Health and the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. The results of..."

April 25, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Talking Trash
A huge garbage dump in northeast Travis County causes a stink with its neighbors.
"...municipal waste deposited in three adjacent landfills, located between U.S. 290 East and Blue Goose and Giles roads. Sitting..."

May 17, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Matter Over Mind
The proposed Cypress Realty Development in Dripping Springs
"...today is mere minutes from the Circle C golf course in Travis County...."

Sept. 21, 2001 News Feature by Rob Curran

The First Earth Day, 1970
Austan Librach remembers
"...staffer who has, for nearly 25 years, led wide-ranging environmental initiatives and is now nearing the end of a..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Can Austin Meet New Air Rules? Don't Hold Your Breath.
Onward through the smog
"...its air-quality attitude in the near future, following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recent decision to tighten ozone-related smog..."

March 28, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Texans join call to limit coal waste dumping, and New Source Review changes get panned
"...A coalition of environmental groups – including 14 in Texas – filed a..."

March 19, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Clean Air in Texas? Not!
The state's clean bill of health means less than meets the eye (and nose)
"...a press release applauding Texas' pending approval under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new fine-particle pollution guidelines. FPPs are..."

July 9, 2004 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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