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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

An airconditioning unit damaged by thieves at the Faith Presbyterian Church in Aledo. (credit: Parker Co. Sheriff's Office)

Experts Recommend Checking History On Air Duct Companies

The EPA warns, despite the claims of many air duct cleaning businesses, most people don’t need the expensive services they provide.

01/31/2013

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EPA Changed Course On Texas Fracking Danger After Oil Company Protest

When a North Texas man reported that his family’s drinking water had begun “bubbling” like champagne, the federal government sounded an alarm: An oil company may have tainted their wells while drilling for natural gas.

01/16/2013

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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.

12/26/2012

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North Texas Landfill Capturing Greenhouse Gas

Americans throw away more trash per capita than any other country on the planet. That is a lot of trash. And where garbage piles up, there is a lot of gas. It is a matter of chemistry.

12/06/2012

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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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EPA Adds 2 Texas Waste Sites To Superfund List

The Environmental Protection Agency is adding 12 hazardous waste sites to the list of most-contaminated places in the United States including two in the sate of Texas.

09/14/2012

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Abbott Hails Court ‘Victory’ Against EPA

Attorney General Greg Abbott is claiming victory after a federal appeals court overturned a regulation clamping down on power plant pollution that spoils air in neighboring states.

08/21/2012

Mike Rawlings attends a Super Bowl event on February 3, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Audi)

Dallas Mayor Comments On Aerial Spraying

City leaders in Dallas County will decide Wednesday whether or not to allow the aerial spraying of mosquitos in the fight against the West Nile virus.

08/15/2012

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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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Smitherman Gets GOP Railroad Commission Nod

Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman has defeated Gregory Parker for the Republican nomination to retain his seat on the board that has nothing to do with trains.

08/01/2012

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

Lead Texas Power Provider Loses Appeal Of EPA Rule

The largest power generator in Texas has lost its federal appeals court challenge of a new federal clean-air rule.

07/30/2012

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