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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

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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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Doctors & Parents Concerned About Chemical In Food Packaging

Studies have shown that BPA can seep into foods through the container, leading to growing concern over the effects of BPA exposure.

03/29/2012

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Texas Wins Latest Round With EPA In Federal Court

A federal appeals court scolded the EPA for rejecting a series of pollution control projects in Texas that regulators said failed to satisfy the Clean Air Act.

03/28/2012

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Exide Employees Concerned After City Council Rejected Cleanup Plan

The Frisco City Council has joined a group of residents who want a longtime Battery Recycling facility to move out.

01/18/2012

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Frisco Council Rejects Exide Plant Cleanup Plan

More than 100 employees of the embattled Exide battery recycling plant packed Frisco City Hall Tuesday night in an attempt to save their jobs.

01/17/2012

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Waterless Fracking Method Targets Natural Gas Industry’s Gaze

As debates over hydraulic fracturing wage on, a Canadian company has developed a way to frack without using millions of gallons of water. GasFrac uses a propane gel instead of the treasured natural substance. Now the obstacle is getting the industry on board.

01/12/2012

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EPA Eyes Link Between Fracking & Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday for the first time that fracking — a controversial method of improving the productivity of oil and gas wells — may be to blame for causing groundwater pollution.

12/08/2011

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

EPA Grants Its First Greenhouse Gas Permit In Texas

The EPA took over the Texas greenhouse gas permitting program after the state refused to comply with new regulations designed to lower pollution.

11/10/2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during a debate hosted by CNBC and the Michigan Republican Party at Oakland University on November 9, 2011 in Rochester, Michigan. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Perry Says His Presidential Campaign Won’t End

When asked if his campaign, struggling to regain traction, could survive, Governor Rick Perry said, “This ain’t a day for quitting nothing.”

11/10/2011

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