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

State Judge Rules Atmosphere & Air Must Be Protected

A Texas judge has ruled the atmosphere and the air must be protected for public use just like water.

07/11/2012

A power cable from a vehicle charging station is seen plugged into the side of a Toyota Prius. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas Offers Grants For Alternative Fuel Vehicles

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is offering $5.7 million in grants to replace diesel vehicles with ones that use hybrid or alternative energy technology.

06/12/2012

A symbol for radioactivity is visible on a container once used to transport nuclear fuel rods. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Judge Orders Hearing On Nuclear Waste Dump

A judge ruled Tuesday that the TCEQ should have held a hearing about potential harm to nearby residents prior to licensing a remote radioactive waste dump.

05/09/2012

A symbol for radioactivity is visible on a container once used to transport nuclear fuel rods. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Texas Regulators Approve Nuclear Waste Burial

State regulators have given final approval for a Dallas company to begin burying low-level radioactive waste at a West Texas site near the New Mexico.

04/27/2012

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TCEQ Concludes Massive Chemical Fire In Waxahachie Could Have Been Avoided

A report just released by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality concludes that last October’s massive fire at the Magnablend chemical plant in Waxahachie could have been avoided.

04/25/2012

Buddy Garcia (credit: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality)

Perry Appoints Garcia To Texas Railroad Commission

Governor Rick Perry has appointed Buddy Garcia to the Texas Railroad Commission until the general election in November.

04/13/2012

Water flows from a bathroom tap. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Pipeline Breaks Force Water Boiling In Kemp

A boil-water advisory has been issued for an East Texas town because of pipeline problems.

04/13/2012

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

Jim Grzann, left, speaks with Haltom City Fire Marshall Fred Napp about a nearby paint business on March 27, 2012. (Credit: CBSDFW.com)

TCEQ Investigating Haltom City Business After Paint Complaints

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is investigating whether a Haltom City business’s paint that it is spraying is poisonous after receiving numerous complaints from residents.

03/27/2012

Former Perry Adviser Picked To Lead TCEQ

The agency’s three commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to appoint Zak Covar executive director.

03/07/2012

Chopper 11 Photo of the Columbia Packing Company in Dallas

Dallas Plant Investigated For Dumping Pig Blood Into Trinity River

Federal, state, and local authorities say a Dallas meat-packing company is under criminal investigation for possibly illegally dumping pig blood into a creek that leads to the Trinity River.

01/20/2012

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

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