Environmental Protection Agency

WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 07: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson speaks during a news conference on greenhouse gases at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters on December 7, 2009 in Washington, DC. Administrator Jackson announced that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions pose a danger to the public's health and welfare. In 2007 a Supreme Court decision the high court ordered the EPA to determine whether greenhouse gases qualify as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Internal Audit Says EPA Mismanaged Fort Worth Project

An internal audit by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reveals the agency mismanaged an experiment using new ways to demolish asbestos-ridden buildings.

09/25/2014

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GOP Governors: EPA Carbon Dioxide Rules A Job Killer

Republican governors from oil-and-gas rich states met in Texas Monday and said that new federal rules designed to cut global warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030 will kill jobs and growth.

06/16/2014

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

The Handley power plant in Fort Worth.  (Photo credit Kent Chapline, KTVT/KTXA)

EPA: Texas Still No. 1 In Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A federal report says pollution that contributes to man-made climate change declined 4.5 percent nationwide last year, but Texas still leads in carbon dioxide emissions.

10/23/2013

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Outdoor Air Quality: Is America Suffocating Itself?

This spring, runny eyes and a stuffed up nose may not be the result of seasonal allergens.

04/24/2013

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

Austin, Texas, Formula One

EPA Doing Flyover Of Austin Before F1 Race

Federal officials will do air quality flyovers of the Central Texas racetrack where the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix will be held Sunday.

11/14/2012

EPA

Ex-EPA Official Says Texas Court Wins Won’t Last

A former Environmental Protection Agency administrator who resigned after using the word “crucify” to describe his approach to violators says recent court decisions striking down federal pollution rules are delaying the inevitable.

09/23/2012

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Federal Appeals Court Sides With Texas Against EPA

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency violated the Clean Air Act by rejecting a Texas program for approving air permits.

08/13/2012

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Flame Retardant Found In Foods At Dallas Supermarkets

A new study from researchers at the University of Texas School of Public Health has revealed that flame retardant chemicals were found in many samples taken from popular North Texas food items.

06/01/2012

A photo within the Great Trinity Forest in Dallas. (credit: Groundwork Dallas)

The Best-Kept Secret In Texas… The Great Trinity Forest

Did you know the Great Trinity Forest, in southern Dallas, is the largest, urban, Hardwood Bottomland Forest in North America? Most people don’t. Spring flooding from the nearby Trinity River created the forest decades ago.

07/19/2011

Smoke from a power generating station billows into the air over grazing cattle.

EPA Wants To Issue Texas Greenhouse Gas Permits

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked a Washington court to allow it to issue greenhouse gas permits in Texas, even though the state has asked the judges to stop the federal move.

CBSDFW.COM–01/06/2011

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