Environmental Protection Agency

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats 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.

02/17/2015

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EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With 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.

02/04/2015

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5 Texas Counties Won’t Meet New Ozone Limit

The Obama administration is proposing stricter emissions limits on ozone, a pollutant that leads to smog and is linked to asthma and respiratory illness.

11/26/2014

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CBS 11 I-Team Looks At What’s In Your Water Tower

You most likely don’t know Ron Perrin. But next time you pour a glass of tap water, you might consider giving him and his crew a toast. Why? Because they work to keep your water clean.

CBS 11–11/19/2014

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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