EPA

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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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

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

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

Stacks emit factory smoke into the air. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Stacks emit factory smoke into the air. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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

A Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site. (credit: AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

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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