A federal judge has sentenced six North Texas men for their role in a scheme to overcharge for auto emission tests and submit thousands of fraudulent results to the state.
A Texas judge has ruled the atmosphere and the air must be protected for public use just like water.
The rules — challenged by industry groups and states, including Texas — will reduce emissions of six heat-trapping gases from large industrial facilities as well as automobile tailpipes.
A limited amount of funds has become available for the 2012 AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program. The program offers financial assistance to help the owners of older Texas vehicles comply with emissions standards.
Exide Technologies has struck an agreement with the City of Frisco to significantly reduce lead emissions from its battery recycling plant.
The Texas attorney general has sued BP, charging the company illegally emitted nearly 500,000 pounds of air pollutants at its Texas City refinery for more than a month this spring.
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