An environmental watchdog submitted evidence of dozens of violations, but the state’s environmental agency rarely followed up.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Anne Idsal, a 34-year-old Baylor graduate whose family has long worked in GOP politics, said she’s unsure of the extent that humans impact climate change.
The Trump administration continues to scout Texas officials who’ve repeatedly attacked the very policies that they’re now charged with implementing.
'This is not a pro-life amendment, this is a pro-birth amendment. After that you’re on your own,' one Democrat said.
Lowlights include failing to track chemical spills during floods and rejecting the link between earthquakes and fracking.
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.
Locals called the environmental regulators' decision ‘unconscionable.’