Houston Approves New Post-Harvey Flood Construction RuleUnder the rule, new structures in the 100-year and 500-year flood plains would be constructed 2 feet above the ground or above the projected water level in a 500-year flood, an event in which 17 to 19 inches of rain falls in 24 hours.
EPA Chemical Review Would Exclude Millions Of Tons Of ToxinsSpurred by the chemical industry, President Donald Trump's administration is retreating from a congressionally mandated review of some of the most dangerous chemicals in public use.
Democrats Object To Trump Infrastructure Plan's DirectionDemocrats, who had hoped the one big policy area where they could find common ground with President Donald Trump would be infrastructure, say they don't like what they're hearing from administration officials about the transportation portion of the plan that's still in-the-works
Bit By Bit, Trump Methodically Undoing Obama PoliciesAmid staff turmoil and shake-ups, blocked travel bans and the Russia cloud hanging overhead, President Donald Trump is plucking away a major piece of his agenda: undoing Obama.
After New Regulations, Oklahoma's Shakes Calm Down A BitThe rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has dropped dramatically since late May, when the state limited wastewater injections into energy wells
Possible New Laws Considered 2 Years After West ExplosionTexas lawmakers are considering regulations designed to prevent another deadly fertilizer plant explosion like the one two years ago in West. But it remains uncertain whether lawmakers will ultimately adopt them.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern.
Texas Says It Won't Appeal Federal African Braiding RulingTexas won't appeal a federal judge's ruling last week that state laws regulating businesses teaching African hair braiding were unconstitutional.
Arlington May Draw Line With Used Car BusinessesLook down some Arlington streets and you'll see car dealer, after car dealer. Some have old, hand painted signs, others are in old car dealership buildings. A new ordinance would prohibit business locations and enforce new building requirements.
Next Round In Abortion Battle Starts This WeekPlanned Parenthood wants a judge to stop enforcement of the new abortion restrictions before they come into force Oct. 29.