Air pollution

Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury LimitsThe Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.
Homeowners: Fracking Happening 75 Yards From Front DoorsSome 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.
After Explosion, Some In Milford Concerned About Air QualityDeputies 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.
Study Links Increased Autism Risk With Air PollutionWhether 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.
Car Exhaust Could Raise Autism Risk“The evidence is growing that air pollution can affect the brain,” said one doctor.
EPA Grants Its First Greenhouse Gas Permit In TexasThe EPA took over the Texas greenhouse gas permitting program after the state refused to comply with new regulations designed to lower pollution.
Perry Urges Obama To Halt Air Pollution RulesGov. 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.
'Level Red' Ozone Alert Issued For North TexasA ‘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.
Luminant May Shut Power Plants Over Clean-Air RegsThe 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.