Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

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Unbearable Smell Forcing Boyd Residents Inside

Spring is in the air, but in one North Texas community, that’s not necessarily a good thing. Residents in Boyd are organizing to fight a smell they say gets so bad at times that they stay captive inside their homes.

CBS 11–04/01/2013

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Frisco’s Exide Plant Set To Officially Close

It may be quiet now at Frisco’s Exide Technologies battery recycling plant, but Friday night, the silence will give way to celebration.

11/29/2012

Garland explosion 3

Company’s Safety Record Questioned In Garland Fire

Just hours after a fire broke out at a Garland chemical plant, federal and state investigators started looking to see if there were any violations at the facility that contributed to the explosion and fire.

11/16/2012

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Fallout Continues Over 2011 Burleson Sewage Spill

It was May of 2011 when the City of Burleson experienced a massive sewage spill, now as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) levies punishment for its handling of the incident more details are coming to light.

CBSDFW.COM–09/04/2012

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

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

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

Flower Mound Issues Boil Water Notice For Jan. 10

Residents who live west of High Road will need to boil their water before using it Tuesday while crews install a new section of piping that will be linked to the town’s new water tower on Freeman Road.

01/08/2012

Aledo

Aledo Homeowners, City Officials Fight Waste Transfer Station

Homeowners in Aledo are fighting to keep a solid waste transfer station out of a neighborhood near Interstate 20 and Bankhead Highway in Parker County.

12/13/2011

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

Frisco Residents Continue To Protest Battery Recycling Plant Exide

Residents who arrived to protest battery-recycling plant Exide Technologies Monday don’t just want clean air; they want the reported root of the problem to go away.

10/24/2011

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

State Agency Cites Frisco Battery Plant For Violations

Investigators revealed numerous violations against Exide Technologies in a report Tuesday, alleging the battery recycling plant exhibited lapses in employee training and did not properly discharge of hazardous waste.

09/13/2011

Rick Perry Campaigns In New Hampshire

Texas Regulators Hail Clean-Air Surrender

The Texas panel in charge of enforcing state environmental regulations cheered President Barack Obama’s decision Friday to scrap a tougher clean-air regulation aimed at reducing health-threatening smog that had drawn consistent fire from Gov. Rick Perry.

09/02/2011

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