Air pollution

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Homeowners: Fracking Happening 75 Yards From Front Doors

Some residents in Denton think 200 feet is too close for natural gas hydraulic fracturing, now they’re taking their protests to city leaders. To back up their objections residents point to an ordinance banning drilling within 1,200 feet of homes.

CBSDFW.COM–02/04/2014

Milford blast

After Explosion, Some In Milford Concerned About Air Quality

Deputies are keeping residents out of the town of Milford. Roadblocks are up at every entrance — on the other side environmental agencies are busy testing air quality. Workers told CBS 11 News crew’s initial tests show the air is not toxic.

CBSDFW.COM–11/14/2013

Exhaust flows out of the tailpipe of a vehicle. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study Links Increased Autism Risk With Air Pollution

Whether you’re in Dallas or Fort Worth, you’ve seen the haze. It’s worse in the summer and more noticeable when you’re looking at downtown buildings — but the dirty air may be more than an eyesore.

CBSDFW.COM–11/27/2012

Texas drivers use the shoulder of an Interstate during a traffic jam. (credit: Lawrence Jenkins/Getty Images)

Car Exhaust Could Raise Autism Risk

“The evidence is growing that air pollution can affect the brain,” said one doctor.

11/11/2011

Exhaust plumes from cooling towers at a coal-fired power station on August 10, 2010. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

EPA Grants Its First Greenhouse Gas Permit In Texas

The EPA took over the Texas greenhouse gas permitting program after the state refused to comply with new regulations designed to lower pollution.

11/10/2011

Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Ronald Reagan Centennial GOP Presidential Primary Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on September 7, 2011 in Simi Valley, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Perry Urges Obama To Halt Air Pollution Rules

Gov. Rick Perry on Monday asked President Barack Obama to use his executive authority to prevent or delay implementation of stricter pollution standards, saying they will have an “immediate and devastating” effect on the state.

09/26/2011

A tailpipe is shown under a vehicle. (credit: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

‘Level Red’ Ozone Alert Issued For North Texas

A ‘Red Ozone’ alert has been declared for North Texas. Despite being in a two-month long heat wave, this is the first time an alert of this magnitude has been declared this summer.

08/26/2011

Steel towers carry power transmission lines. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Luminant May Shut Power Plants Over Clean-Air Regs

The major electric power provider for much of North and West Texas says it is considering closing or reducing operations at some of its coal-fired plants to meet new federal clean-air rules.

07/13/2011