Texas Sues Volkswagen And AudiThe state is seeking restitution on behalf of Texas consumers.
US, States Announce Settlement With BP Over Gulf Oil SpillThe Justice Department and five states -- including Texas -- on Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of environmental damage claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
EPA To Change Diesel Tests To Thwart VW-Like CheatingThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans sweeping changes to the way it tests for diesel emissions after getting duped by clandestine software in Volkswagen cars for seven years.
Texas Researcher Finds Heavy Metals Around River After Mine SpillResearchers from Texas say they found accumulations of heavy metals from the Gold King Mine spill around the riverbank in Colorado and New Mexico. David Weindorf of Texas Tech University and Kevin Lombard of New Mexico State University say they found patches of discolored sludge containing elevated levels of iron, copper, zinc, arsenic and lead along the river.
USDA To Approve Simplot's Genetically Engineered PotatoThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops around the world.
Dallas Areas To Be Sprayed For WNV Mosquitoes This WeekendMosquito pools were confirmed positive for WNV.
Texas Faces Less Stringent Goals In Final Clean Power PlanTexas faces a less stringent mandate under the final version of a federal plan to reduce power plants' greenhouse gas emissions.
President Obama Heralds Impact Of Power Plant Greenhouse Gas LimitsCalling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants.
Texas Leads Multistate Suit Against EPA Over Water Rule Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers in Houston federal court over a rule that they say strips them of jurisdiction over water.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
EPA: Keystone XL's Climate Impacts Need To Be RevisitedWith the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to "revisit" how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.
5 Texas Counties Won't Meet New Ozone LimitThe Obama administration is proposing stricter emissions limits on ozone, a pollutant that leads to smog and is linked to asthma and respiratory illness.