The Lone Star State now ranks number one in industrial discharges into waterways, according to a new report issued by Environment America.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
As part of a Sunset Commission review, Texans are calling out the state agency for failing to address environmental injustices.
An environmental watchdog submitted evidence of dozens of violations, but the state’s environmental agency rarely followed up.
A new assessment from the agency downplays the risks of ethylene oxide, a known carcinogen.
A federal judge ruled that a “serial” polluter in Lavaca Bay can face more than $100 million in penalties.
The EPA Told Texas to Crack Down on Dangerous Air Emissions in 2015. The State Never Did, and Now It Won’t Have to.
Trump’s EPA rescinded a rule that would have forced Texas to close a loophole exploited by industrial polluters in 97 percent of illegal emission events.
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.