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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

The Environmental Protection Agency seal displayed on a podium in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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

A drilling rig explores for gas. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Texas GOP Vows To Fight Feds Over Energy Regulation

Some state GOP leaders vow to keep fighting the feds over what they call “aggressive” regulations in the energy sector that drives the Texas economy.

07/19/2012

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

Court Upholds EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Rules

The rules — challenged by industry groups and states, including Texas — will reduce emissions of six heat-trapping gases from large industrial facilities as well as automobile tailpipes.

06/26/2012

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EPA, Armendariz Blasted At House Hearing

At a U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Wednesday, Congressional Republicans heaped criticism on Al Armendariz, who resigned this spring as head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s south-central regional office after controversial comments surfaced about his regulation philosophy.

06/06/2012

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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

The Environmental Protection Agency seal displayed on a podium in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

EPA Official Apologizes For “Crucify” Remark

A top administrator for the EPA has apologized for using the word “crucify” when describing the agency’s enforcement policies.

04/27/2012

EPA Rejects Ban On Controversial Chemical BPA

90% of all Americans have traces of the chemical in their blood.

03/30/2012

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