As the agency courts tankers that can carry 2.2 million barrels of crude each, activists worry that the plan could spoil the habitats of the aquatic species that thrive here.
In 2011, Texas sued to block an EPA rule. Now nine Texas coal plants are facing more stringent regulations as a result.
Trump could quickly take action that would render some of them obsolete, while others could see several more years of litigation.
White has a long record of siding with industrial polluters in Texas and holds some extreme views on matters of science.
Emissions from the oil and gas industry will be responsible for a number of negative health effects in 2025, according to the environmental group Clean Air Task Force.
Against the odds, indigenous activists take on an international coal mining firm.
The head of the state’s environmental agency told lawmakers that lowering ozone levels will harm, rather than help, Texans.