Tag Archives: air pollution
A new report finds TCEQ only issued fines for about 3 percent of unauthorized air pollution releases from 2011 to 2016.
Every year petrochemical refineries, chemical plants, oil and gas wells and other facilities emit thousands of tons of pollutants illegally into the air. The Te...Read More
TCEQ has agreed to install an air monitor in a majority African-American neighborhood near the Beaumont Exxon refinery, but advocates say it’s too little, too late.
Reverend Roy Malveaux learned in the late 1990s that reporting the overwhelming rotten-egg smell coming from ExxonMobil’s Beaumont refinery was fruitless. Man...Read More
Senator Borris Miles’ bill requires concrete crushing facilities to be located at least 440 yards away from parks and playgrounds.
Concrete crushing plants, which recycle concrete from demolished roads and buildings, can emit plumes of fine dust, worsening nearby residents’ asthma and oth...Read More
In 2015, the Texas Legislature shifted the burden of proof in opposing permits from the company to the public.
In 2015, the Texas Legislature shifted the burden of proof in opposing permits from the company to the public....Read More
The measure takes aim at TCEQ’s permitting process, often the last chance for neighboring communities to oppose polluting plants.
The measure takes aim at TCEQ’s permitting process, often the last chance for neighboring communities to oppose polluting plants. ...Read More
According to a new report, legal loopholes and lax enforcement from environmental regulators allow industrial plants to illegally emit tons of pollutants....Read More
Earlier this month, a federal appeals court dealt Corpus Christi residents a harsh blow, overturning the criminal conviction of Citgo Petroleum Corp. for violat...Read More
An eight-month investigation of fracking-related air pollution in Texas' Eagle Ford Shale finds that vulnerable citizens remain exposed to toxic emissions....Read More