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

Easy Ways To Keep North Texas Air Clean

DFW is one of the largest metro areas in the nation. That’s a lot of people polluting our skies. But there are simple things that North Texans can do to help keep the air clean.

07/06/2012

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Exide Plant In Frisco Will Likely Close This Year

CBS 11 News has learned that the controversial Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Frisco will close by the end of the year, in a tentative deal reached with the city.

05/31/2012

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Warm Weather Can Create Pollution Problems

The temperatures are starting to climb across North Texas, and with the warmer weather comes a potential for pollution problems.

04/26/2012

Arlington residents search for personal belongings after a tornado destroyed homes in the area on April 3, 2012. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Toxic Waste A Big Issue In Tornado Storm Cleanup

In the neighborhoods of southwest Arlington, you can see the remains of destroyed garages, their walls collapsed and roofs ripped off. In that rubble you can also see lots of damaged or emptied shelves. So, what happened to the things stored in those garages?

04/19/2012

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)

Perry Slashed Environmental Enforcement In Texas

When it comes to the environment, Governor Rick Perry has made Texas one of the most industry-friendly states in the nation.

10/17/2011

An oil drilling rig is seen on September 29, 2010. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

EPA Has Arlington Hearing On Fracking Regulations

Environmentalists and drilling advocates are expected to face off Thursday when the EPA holds a public hearing on proposed fracking rules.

09/29/2011

A coal-fired power plant similar to ones that Luminant Energy plans to idle.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Dallas Electric Company Closing 2 Power Plant Units & Cutting 500 Jobs

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas-based electricity generator Luminant is closing two coal-fired power plant units and eliminating about 500 jobs in Texas because of a new federal air pollution rule. In a news release Monday, Luminant […]

09/12/2011

A tailpipe is shown under a vehicle. (credit: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

‘Level Red’ Ozone Alert Issued For North Texas

A ‘Red Ozone’ alert has been declared for North Texas. Despite being in a two-month long heat wave, this is the first time an alert of this magnitude has been declared this summer.

08/26/2011

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

EPA Clamps Down On Pollution Spoiling Air Downwind

The Environmental Protection Agency is clamping down on pollution from power plants in 27 states, including Texas, that contribute to unhealthy air downwind.

07/07/2011

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

Texas House Bill Would Make It Harder To Stop Polluters

The Texas House passed legislation Tuesday that would make it harder for citizens to block permits for industrial plants that emit pollutants.

04/20/2011

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