Texas Sues Volkswagen And AudiThe state is seeking restitution on behalf of Texas consumers.
EPA Investigating VW 2016 Emissions ControlsVolkswagen plans to withdraw applications seeking U.S. emissions certifications for its 2016 model Jettas, Golfs, Passats and Beetles with diesel engines, raising the possibility that an emissions-rigging device similar to earlier models is also included in its new cars.
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.
VW Dealers, Owners Feel Frustrated And Betrayed By Emissions ScandalVolkswagen dealers and owners are expressing anger and frustration as word spreads about how the carmaker rigged diesel emissions to pass U.S. tests.
Study: Twice As Much Trash Put In Landfills Than EstimatedAmericans may be sending more than twice as much trash to landfills as the federal government has estimated.
University Of Texas Defends Fracking On University Owned LandThe University of Texas defends its fracking history on University land amid accusations the oil and gas companies are using sub-par practices.
Paxton Asks Judge To Halt EPA Water Rule In TexasTexas has asked a federal judge to block enforcement of a new federal rule that expands federal authority over the water bodies the government can regulate.
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.
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.
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.
EPA: No Widespread Harm To Drinking Water From FrackingHydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a report.
Top 7 Houseplants For Clean AirAir purifiers and HEPA filters combat indoor air pollution, but for a greener option, use houseplants.