Tag Archives: chemical safety
Nearly 500,000 Texans Live in Communities with Contaminated Groundwater. Lawmakers Aren’t Doing Much About It.
Despite growing national concern about the health effects of “forever chemicals,” the state’s Congressional delegation has barely made a peep.
Even if they don’t kill you, they’ll definitely outlast you. Texans living near seven military sites discovered last year that their groundwater is heavily ...Read More
About 40 petrochemical companies released more than 5.5 million pounds of hazardous chemicals as a result of the hurricane.
Huge releases of hazardous air pollutants during Hurricane Harvey could’ve been prevented if companies had simply shut down their plants ahead of time or used...Read More
Nearly Two Years After West Fertilizer Disaster, Lawmakers Finally Consider Changes to Regulatory System
As the second anniversary of the West, Texas fertilizer plant disaster approaches, lawmakers are running out of time to pass legislation addressing the catast...Read More
At a hearing this morning, a House committee considers a set of modest changes to the way Texas oversees fertilizer plants.
As the one-year anniversary of the West fertilizer plant disaster approaches, we’re getting a clearer idea of what the Texas Legislature might do to strengthe...Read More