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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

Stacks emit factory smoke into the air. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Plan To Clean Frisco Plant Fails To Meet EPA Standards

Exide Technologies reached an agreement with the TCEQ to reduce lead levels. But the EPA has found that plan to be unacceptable.

09/21/2011

Stacks emit factory smoke into the air. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Frisco Plant Agrees To Reduce Lead Emissions

Exide Technologies has struck an agreement with the City of Frisco to significantly reduce lead emissions from its battery recycling plant.‬

04/27/2011

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

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

Feds Want To Stop Texas From Monitoring Our Own Air, Congressmen Say

Two Texas Congressmen say the Environmental Protection Agency is trying to push Texas out of the job of monitoring our air quality.

03/25/2011

A smashed computer sitting on a desk. (credit: Getty Images/Indranil Mukherjee/AFP)

Texas Recycles 24M Pounds Of Computer Items

Twice as much trash is a good thing for Texas. The TCEQ on Thursday announced the state’s recycling and reuse program generated more than 24 million pounds of computer equipment.

CBSDFW.COM–02/10/2011

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

Barnett Shale Being Used To Test Drilling Rules

The rules, meant to limit toxic chemicals released into the air, will take effect April 1 in the Barnett Shale region of North Texas.

01/28/2011

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

Audit Of Texas Environmental Agency To Be Released

In the decade that Texas’ environmental regulatory agency has received two scathing audits, it has changed its name, increased collection of fines and gone head-to-head with oil giant BP.

CBSDFW.COM–11/17/2010

Questions About Air Quality Standards Involving UTA Gas Wells

Gas wells on the UT Arlington campus may be in violation of air quality standards.

10/05/2010

Boil Water Notice For Corsicana

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has issued a boil water notice for the City of Corsicana. 

09/26/2010

Former Commissioner says TCEQ Needs More Talk and Less Court

A former Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Commissioner says his old agency needs to talk to the Environmental Protection Agency instead of taking it to court. 

07/27/2010

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