Tag Archives: air quality
After years of inaction, the state environmental agency is poised to force German Pellets to install pollution controls at its Woodville processing plant.
One day in late November, a cloud of white smoke swept through Woodville, a small East Texas town of 2,500 about 55 miles north of Beaumont. It was a moment tha...Read More
From air quality to vaccines, much of this week’s Observer coverage focuses on public health in Texas.
Keep up with the Observer’s sharp reporting on the Legislature and throughout Texas with this weekly newsletter. As GOP leaders in Washington, D.C. push a...Read More
After TCEQ refused to place smog monitors in Wise County, a local environmental group decided to take action.
How bad is the smog problem in Wise County? Situated just west of the Dallas-Fort Worth sprawl, Wise County is in the heart of the Barnett Shale gas patch and s...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
Shortening the comment period by 15 days could burden citizens and reduce their opportunity to participate in the permitting process.
Legal experts say the move, carried out at an industry association's request, will hinder Texans' ability to engage in the process....Read More
New research suggests that pollution from fracking contributes a much larger share of Dallas-Fort Worth’s smog problem than state officials have said. ...Read More