Naveena Sadasivam

Naveena Sadasivam is a staff writer covering energy and the environment at the Observer. Prior to joining the Observer, she wrote about the coal industry for InsideClimate News and the water woes of the West and fracking for ProPublica. She has a degree in chemical engineering and a master’s in environmental and science reporting from New York University. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, Bloomberg and Salon. You can contact her at sadasivam@texasobserver.org.

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Environment

Facing Tougher Pollution Regulations, Texas Coal Plants Want Old EPA Rule Back

In 2011, Texas sued to block an EPA rule. Now nine Texas coal plants are facing more stringent regulations as a result.

Texas’ latest attempt to dodge federal pollution regulations appears to have backfired, as the Environmental Protection Agency is now pushing more stringent regulations on the state’s coal plants. Unsurprisingly, utility companies aren’t happy. For years Texas and the EPA have … Read More

Environment

Barging In

How a felon with a fake name convinced a federal agency and the Texas General Land Office to fast-track a controversial project in Port Aransas.

BARGING IN How a felon with a fake name convinced a federal agency and the Texas General Land Office to fast-track a controversial project in Port Aransas. When Mike Edwards walked into the Corpus Christi office of the U.S. Army … Read More

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Environment Texas Gets Behind Austin Transpo Bond

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