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6 Arlington Men Sentenced In Emission-Testing Scheme

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.

03/19/2013

Steam rolls out of a factory's smokestack. (credit: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

State Judge Rules Atmosphere & Air Must Be Protected

A Texas judge has ruled the atmosphere and the air must be protected for public use just like water.

07/11/2012

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

Court Upholds EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Rules

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.

06/26/2012

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

State Program Offers Car Repair, Replacement Help

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.

04/25/2012

Stacks emit factory smoke into the air. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Frisco Plant Agrees To Reduce Lead Emissions

Exide Technologies has struck an agreement with the City of Frisco to significantly reduce lead emissions from its battery recycling plant.‬

04/27/2011

Texas: BP Refinery Emitted Toxic Chemicals

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.

08/09/2010