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Waxahachie Fire Smolders As Investigation Continues

The CEO of a company that owns a Waxahachie chemical plant that caught fire Monday says the chemicals being mixed at the plant Monday should have not caught fire.


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Frisco Residents ‘Want The Lead Out’

For years, some Frisco residents have been concerned about the Exide battery recycling plant in town. Now, a citizens group is ready for the city to close the plant.


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Waxahachie Chemical Fire Still Under Investigation

The cause of a major chemical fire in Waxahachie is still under investigation Tuesday and smoke can still be seen rising from the burned-out buildings.


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Perry Urges Obama To Halt Air Pollution Rules

Gov. Rick Perry on Monday asked President Barack Obama to use his executive authority to prevent or delay implementation of stricter pollution standards, saying they will have an “immediate and devastating” effect on the state.


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Lawmakers Defiant Over Federal Clean Air Rule

Texas lawmakers have slammed the EPA over a new pollution rule they say will cause electricity shortages and cost hundreds of jobs. But it appears they are ignoring the agency’s attempts to work closely with energy providers to prevent problems.


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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.


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Congress Could Settle A Dozen Texas Lawsuits

The Attorney General says Congress may hold the key to getting Texas and the EPA out of court.


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Frisco Residents Sound Off On EPA Regulations

FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – Frisco residents demanding cleaner air got an update Wednesday on plans to make sure there is no lead in the air they breathe. The concerns surround a battery recycling plant about a […]


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Texas Loses A Round To The EPA

A Washington DC federal court rules against an emergency order stopping the EPA from taking over part of the air pollution permitting program in Texas.


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EPA: Gas Drilling Site Contaminated Drinking Water

The EPA ordered a Fort Worth natural gas company Tuesday to supply homeowners near a Parker County drilling site with gas monitors and drinking water after an investigation found high levels of methane in the residents’ tap water.



Dallas Study: BPA In Large Number Of Items On Grocery Store Shelves

When you go to the grocery store, you expect that the food you buy is safe for you, but a new study done right here in North Texas is showing that some of the foods that we consume may contain a chemical linked to a number of health problems.