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The De-Railers
RR Commission Challengers Say the Office Is Off-Track
"...control of the board. The three challengers seeking to unseat the incumbent Republican, Carole Keeton Rylander, say changes are..."

Nov. 1, 1996 News Feature by Karl Pallmeyer

Salamander Tales
To Protect Toads or Build Back Nine? Golf, of Course
"...Governor George Bush wants decisions about protection for the Barton Springs Salamander to be based on..."

Aug. 18, 1995 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Naked City
The Border Patrol settles a suit by several environmental groups, who claimed that the agency's beefed-up efforts at the border have harmed several endangered species.
"...operations that attend the Rio Grande, which separates the U.S. from its southern neighbor. So, when the U.S. Immigration..."

Dec. 8, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

Salamander Faces Summer in Court
The Save Our Springs Alliance asks for more information regarding FWS's opinion on the Barton Springs Watershed.
"...The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service must produce the evidence it..."

June 7, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Gasoline Alley
The proposed Longhorn Pipeline fuels debate because of its proximity to South Austin neighborhoods, schools, and Edwards Aquifer.
"...When the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Office..."

Nov. 19, 1999 News Feature by Mike Jasper

Enviros Applaud EPA Choice for Texas Head
The EPA's new regional administrator has a good environmental track record
"...his selection of Dr. Alfredo "Al" Armendariz as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new regional administrator for EPA Region..."

Nov. 13, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Aluminum Can'ts
Three environmental groups take aluminum giant Alcoa to court.
"...Late last month, Environmental Defense, Neighbors for Neighbors, and Public Citizen filed a..."

Jan. 11, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Mercury, Cadmium, Arsenic, Grease ...
The Fish & Wildlife Service faults the EPA for failing to protect the Barton Springs Watershed.
"...Last December, environmentalists and developers each claimed victory after reaching a settlement..."

Aug. 3, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
The debate over Longhorn Pipeline's proposed gasoline pipeline between Houston and El Paso has heated up recently, moving from Austin to Washington, D.C. in advance of a decision by the federal government on whether to conduct a formal environmental impact statement.
"...coming federal decision over whether to require a full-blown Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project. The Environmental Protection..."

July 7, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Bentzin in the special election for House District 48 Tuesday, recapturing for the donkeys a seat that had been..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature

EPA on Unclean Energy: "No Source Review"
The Bush Administration's rollback of New Source Review could guarantee more dirty air for years to come.
"...Last Thursday, June 13, the so-called Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed..."

June 21, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

"...Pohl. You are exactly $39,900 too high. Please see Subsection (1) Contribution Limits for Non-Candidate Political Committees...."

Dec. 19, 1997 Column

Appliance rebates, solar panel projects, and more
"...the Texas Trade Up Appliance Rebate Pro­gram; details at Have you noticed a lot of tiny blue cars..."

April 2, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Advice Unvarnished -- and Unsolicited
Letters between governmental groups show that Bush's "unvarnished advice" was not coming from anyone interested in clean air.
"...they received while crafting the policy. While no public agency has received access to that information, a couple of..."

March 1, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
F&W on EPA and Barton Springs, portable toilets for Sixth Street flushed, job vacancies at the Sheriff's office & lack of education at Barton Springs
" jeopardy under the lax regulatory authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That's according to another federal agency,..."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

The LCRA Moves to Turn on the Tap
Future of Hill Country waits on Authority's decisions on water plan
"...heard the arguments against expanding water utility service to environmentally sensitive areas west and southwest of Austin, where the..."

Dec. 3, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Hill Country developer in deep silt over waterway's pollution
"...Neighbors upstream from the West Cypress Hills development point to an..."

June 18, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
"...became the first of the Texas 11 to crack Tuesday, announcing that he would leave Albuquerque and "fight redistricting..."

Sept. 5, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Sparks Sparks EPA
"...With razor-sharp satire and sternness, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks last week chastised the Environmental..."

April 5, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
The latest public hearing on the proposed Longhorn pipeline through south Austin brings out 2,000 protesters and a few supporters to speak the gas pipeline, whose environmental impact is being debated.
"...weeks ago, when the first EPA hearing on the environmental assessment for the planned Longhorn Pipeline took place, Mayor..."

Jan. 14, 2000 News Feature by Mike Jasper

EPA Rejects Coyote Cyanide Ban
Feds reject effort to remove unsafe animal-control tool from use
"...The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has rejected a request to ban..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

AMA Calls for a Nationwide Ban on Coal Tar Sealants
American Medical Association seals the deal
"...In 2005, Austin became the first U.S. city to ban the use of coal tar sealants..."

Nov. 25, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

The Hightower Report
Congress Incorporated; and Mountaintop Tiff
"...his Demo­crat­ic meanies have imposed any consumer, worker, and environmental protections that should be undone. That's like asking a..."

Feb. 4, 2011 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
"...Medical Center of Central Texas held its grand-opening celebration Tuesday night, as the public wandered through the state-of-the-art examination..."

June 29, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
"...the Child." – Rep. Joe Heflin, D-Crosbyton, responding to colleagues' claims that easing eligibility requirements for the Children's Health..."

April 6, 2007 News Feature

Drought, Heat, Fires ... Repeat
The plague of wildfires reflect conditions beyond a temporary drought
"...the ecology and air quality of the region. And environmentalists warn that, beyond the immediate destruction and pollution, the..."

Sept. 16, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...week. Among those suits is a case against Republican U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, whose Austin office does not include..."

July 30, 2010 News Feature

Westward Ho!
In-progress or proposed developments for near-western Hill Country rise overnight like so many toxic mushrooms
"...the next generation of concrete-and-asphalt sprawl over miles of environmentally sensitive terrain. Right now, a few developments are already..."

May 28, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Austin is now officially in non-attainment of the Clean Air Act's ozone standard, but it's still unclear how Texas cities will enforce the federal law.
"...for a stunning victory for the environment at the U.S. Supreme Court, we would not be talking about "non-attainment,"..."

March 16, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Off the Desk:
" by the driver about the length of your excursion, as seems to be the current practice. The bad..."

July 23, 1999 News Feature

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