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Pollution

Steam rolls out of a factory's smokestack. (credit: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Texas Asks EPA To Scrap Ozone Plans

Gov. Greg Abbott has requested that the EPA scrap plans to tighten national emission limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness.

03/17/2015

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USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution Link

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.

03/04/2015

Woodland Trust Inspect Trees For Signs Of Ash Dieback Disease

Scientists Explore Trees To Clean Pollution

One of the nation’s largest chemical companies and a conservation group have forged an unlikely partnership that seeks to recreate some forest to curb pollution.

06/09/2014

Steam rolls out of a factory's smokestack. (credit: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Court Revives Rule On Cross-State Pollution

The Supreme Court handed the Obama administration an important victory in its effort to reduce power plant pollution in more than two dozen Midwestern and Southern states.

04/29/2014

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Apple Offering Free Recycling Of All Used Products

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

04/21/2014

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Homeowners: Fracking Happening 75 Yards From Front Doors

Some residents in Denton think 200 feet is too close for natural gas hydraulic fracturing, now they’re taking their protests to city leaders. To back up their objections residents point to an ordinance banning drilling within 1,200 feet of homes.

CBSDFW.COM–02/04/2014

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City Council Approves $3.2 Million For Trinity River Cleanup

How much is scenic beauty worth? Can a price be put on it? The Dallas City Council has put a price of $3.2 million on the cleanup of one of its scenic gems — the Trinity River.

CBS 11–01/22/2014

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New Tests Find More Methane In North Texas Water

The Texas agency that regulates the state’s oil and gas industry says it’s opened a new investigation of allegations that methane is contaminating North Texas water.

01/17/2014

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Texas Among States With Complaints Of Contaminated Water From Drilling

Texas is among at least four states that have received complaints of well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling.

01/05/2014

The Handley power plant in Fort Worth.  (Photo credit Kent Chapline, KTVT/KTXA)

EPA: Texas Still No. 1 In Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A federal report says pollution that contributes to man-made climate change declined 4.5 percent nationwide last year, but Texas still leads in carbon dioxide emissions.

10/23/2013

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Frisco Exide Plant Gone, But Pollution Concerns Linger

Newly-released city documents show problems extend beyond the shuttered plant and into recently-purchased land where Frisco is planning a large park, called Grand Park.

07/10/2013

Exhaust flows out of the tailpipe of a vehicle. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study Links Increased Autism Risk With Air Pollution

Whether you’re in Dallas or Fort Worth, you’ve seen the haze. It’s worse in the summer and more noticeable when you’re looking at downtown buildings — but the dirty air may be more than an eyesore.

CBSDFW.COM–11/27/2012

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