Lax regulation by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality means oil and gas facilities are able to pollute with impunity.
After three plants shut down in late 2017, legal air pollution in Texas fell by 150,000 tons.
Unauthorized emission incidents resulted in 135 million pounds of illegal air pollution, according to a new report by Environment Texas.
Texas, the nation’s largest oil and gas producer, doesn’t otherwise regulate the potent greenhouse gas.
Sulfur dioxide levels in the vast West Texas region may be hitting dangerous levels. Meanwhile, the state is hardly bothering to monitor the pollutant.
The EPA Told Texas to Crack Down on Dangerous Air Emissions in 2015. The State Never Did, and Now It Won’t Have to.
Trump’s EPA rescinded a rule that would have forced Texas to close a loophole exploited by industrial polluters in 97 percent of illegal emission events.
A New Study Shows that the Oil and Gas Industry is Wasting a Shocking Quantity of Natural Gas in Texas
Frackers are burning millions of dollars worth of natural gas — releasing hazardous chemicals and greenhouse gases into the air, worsening climate change and creating health risks.
The controversial Supreme Court nominee has a track record of siding with industry interests over environmental protections.
“The price of living near oil and gas shouldn't be giving up your health.”
A new report finds TCEQ only issued fines for about 3 percent of unauthorized air pollution releases from 2011 to 2016.