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Texas Oil & Gas Regulator Won’t Talk To Media

Texas’ oil and gas regulator has instituted a blanket policy barring staff from doing media interviews, raising questions about transparency just as the state grapples with the intricacies of one of the largest energy booms in decades.

06/16/2014

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Data Shows High Chemical Levels In Denton Air

Air samples taken near a gas well in Denton showed increased levels of benzene and other chemicals, according to data released by the Denton Drilling Awareness Group.

05/01/2014

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Texas Rice Farmers Again Face Limited Water

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is considering restricting water supplies to Gulf Coast bays, estuaries and rice farmers for the third straight year.

02/12/2014

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After Explosion, Some In Milford Concerned About Air Quality

Deputies are keeping residents out of the town of Milford. Roadblocks are up at every entrance — on the other side environmental agencies are busy testing air quality. Workers told CBS 11 News crew’s initial tests show the air is not toxic.

CBSDFW.COM–11/14/2013

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I-Team: TCEQ ‘Cannot Approve’ Exide’s Frisco Cleanup Plan

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says it “cannot approve” Exide Technologies’ assessment report for the former Frisco battery recycling plant.

10/11/2013

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Crews Haul Contaminated Water Out Of Westlake Neighborhood

Crews worked all weekend to clean up more than 200,000 gallons of sewage that spilled into a creek and pond near Highway 114.

10/07/2013

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Greenville Residents Fearful Of Proposed Fertilizer Mixing Plant

A proposed fertilizer mixing plant near downtown Greenville has city leaders asking questions—and many residents voicing concerns.

CBS 11–09/10/2013

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Perry Taps Old Appointees For Revamped Water Board

Governor Rick Perry on Friday stocked the new three-member Texas Water Development Board, which will be paid for the first time in state history, with two previous political appointments and an aide from his own staff.

08/16/2013

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Watchdog Group Keeps Its Focus On Nonprofits

Days after the Moore, Oklahoma tornado donations from across the country poured into the American Red Cross. But a watchdog group that keeps a close eye on non-profits, like the Red Cross, raised some red flags when they realized not all of the money would go to the victims of the Moore disaster.

06/27/2013

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Willie Nelson Raises $125K For West & Abbott Volunteer Firefighters

At the West Volunteer Fire Department, a day of mixed emotions. As they continue to mourn their seven firefighters killed when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, they take comfort in the generosity of country superstar Willie Nelson.

05/13/2013

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I-Team: What Went Wrong At West Fertilizer Plant

Industry experts are calling the massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas the result of “the perfect storm.”

04/18/2013

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Texas AG On West Tragedy: “These Are Tough Texans”

More than 15 hours after the deadly blast at a West, Texas fertilizer plant, crews continue to search for survivors trapped in the rubble.

04/18/2013

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