Environment

Dr. Evil

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I gotta give credit to D Magazine: They had the guts to headline an article “Harold Simmons Is Dallas’ Most Evil Genius.” Of course Simmons ...Read More

Coal Star State

While America turns away from dirty energy, Texas could soon have 12 new coal-fired power plants. What gives?

One February night in 2007, a boisterous crowd from all around Texas—old-school ranchers and farmers, fresh-faced Baylor students, environmentalists new and o...Read More

Send Us Your Waste

Rod Baltzer, president of Waste Control Specialists LLC, calls the licensing of the company’s radioactive waste dump in Andrews County a “tremendous...Read More

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Good to Glow

Despite its own scientists' objections, Perry-appointed state regulators are greenlighting a massive nuclear waste dump in West Texas.

Despite its own scientists' objections, Perry-appointed state regulators are greenlighting a massive nuclear waste dump in West Texas. ...Read More

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Burying the Opposition

A plan for radioactive waste burial is so bad even some TCEQ staffers think it should be killed. Fat chance.

For more than a decade, Waste Control Specialists has had big plans to build a radioactive waste dump in a desolate corner of the West Texas oil patch....Read More

Swamp Fighters

Laredo environmentalists marshal their forces to save an improbable wetland

On a soggy July afternoon, the air lousy with mosquitoes, Jim Earhart squishes through an ecological irony: a wetland in Laredo. Earhart, a 71-year-old retired ...Read More

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Dennis the Menace

Angleton Republican Dennis Bonnen is perhaps the Legislature’s biggest impediment to cleaning up the Texas environment.

Texas leads the country in air pollution, hazardous waste, mercury contamination, carbon dioxide emissions, and any number of other ways you might measure a sic...Read More

There’s Not Enough

As the drought saps rural Texas, lawmakers confront a state that's running out of water

The March rains helped, no question. This time a year ago, 99.1 percent of Texas was officially in drought, classified as anywhere from abnormally to exceptiona...Read More

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