A report from the fencelines in the booming Southeast Texas petrochemical corridor.
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The state is proposing to approve a 17-year-old standard that leading scientists and public health officials call inadequate.
Critics worry about leakage through rock layers, pipeline safety and the lackluster record of the technology onshore.
One company, Targa Resources, vented more than 500,000 pounds of toxins into the air during 17 reported events over a week-long period of extreme heat.
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Massive pollution incidents have ballooned in Texas, with an almost total lack of enforcement in response.
Recent “upsets” like tripped compressors, pressure loss and freezing weather resulted in thousands of pounds of illegal pollution but no fines or citations.
The industrial takeover of Freeport’s East End, a historically Black community, is almost complete.
Regulators say the company fixed flaws at Freeport LNG which led compressed methane to burst from a pipe and catch fire.
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