Several Texas lawmakers are proposing changes that would make it even more difficult for citizens and environmentalists to challenge pollution permits.
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New research suggests that pollution from fracking contributes a much larger share of Dallas-Fort Worth’s smog problem than state officials have said.
An eight-month investigation of fracking-related air pollution in Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale finds that vulnerable citizens remain exposed to toxic emissions.
Because of a little-noticed state law, Gulf Chemical, one of the state’s most brazen polluters, got a slap on the wrist for serious environmental blunders.
A new 47-page report from Earthworks takes a sobering look at the potential health risks from fracking-related air pollution in Karnes County, one of the epicenters of the Eagle Ford Shale.
Instead of a public airing, problems with a burgeoning West Texas nuclear dump often get buried.
Every session, Harold Simmons’ radioactive waste dump company comes to the Legislature with a new favor to ask. Every session Rep. Lon Burnam, a Fort Worth Democrat with a peace activist pedigree, puts up a spirited protest. And every session, Simmons—one of the state’s most generous GOP donors—pretty much gets what he wants.
Without the fear of enormous fines, a polluter could see violations simply as the cost of doing business.
For more than a decade, Waste Control Specialists has had big plans to build a radioactive waste dump in a desolate corner of the West Texas oil patch.