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TCEQ Fines Exide Nearly $2.5 Million

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FRISCO (AP) – Texas regulators have fined the operators of a closed Dallas-area battery recycling plant nearly $2.5 million for environmental violations. 102 more words

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Lawmakers push for streamlined environmental permitting process

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AUSTIN – A San Antonio sewer treatment plant has been waiting five years to receive a water rights permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality – a wait that could be shortened if Republican lawmakers get their way this legislative session. 679 more words

Fort Worth Cited For Not Disinfecting Drinking Water

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FORT WORTH(CBSDFW.COM) – Fort Worth says its water department’s been cited for failing to adequately treat some of its drinking water for a 21-hour period last week. 138 more words

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Texas Air Quality Continues to Improve 2014 Ozone Levels Best Ever in Much of State

     Dec. 18, 2014 TCEQ news release- Texas ozone levels in 2014 were either equal to or lower than the best levels ever measured in most areas of the state. 1,012 more words

Fifth Circuit declines to rehear whooping crane case; Gulf Coast group vows appeal to Supreme Court

In a win for state officials and river authorities, a federal appeals court Monday declined to reconsider reversing a ruling that said Texas’ environmental agency is responsible for the deaths of 23 endangered whooping cranes about five years ago. 447 more words

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EPA smog proposals trumpeted by enviros and bashed by state regulators

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed Wednesday to tighten smog-forming ozone emissions rules.

Predictably, Texas environmental groups applauded the proposals and state regulators cried foul. 186 more words

Texas Chief Toxicologist Says Stay Indoors to Avoid Ozone Pollution

Original article appeared in Vice News:

In the latest iteration of a Texas public official denying the negative effects of harmful pollutants on people and the environment, the state’s chief toxicologist, Dr. 478 more words

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