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Gulf Coast drinking water may be impacted by this Texas toxic waste plan

Altair hazardous waste landfill should be closely reviewed

By Phil Wilson LCRA General Manager The Bay City Tribune

” . .. The proposed location of the hazardous waste landfill is within the Chicot Aquifer, which is part of the larger Gulf Coast Aquifer. 56 more words


Texas' regulation of oil pollution starts with immigrant gas station owners

(Source: grist.org)

This story was originally published by The Texas Observer and is reproduced here as part of a collaboration.

One day in April 2015, Nasser Farahnakian watched helplessly as the streets around his gas station in Corpus Christi flooded. 5,612 more words


Hundreds gather to protest proposed rock quarry in Marble Falls

MARBLE FALLS, Texas (KXAN) — Hundreds of protesters attended an informational meeting about a proposed rock crushing plant near Marble Falls Thursday evening.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality held the meeting regarding a permit application for a rock crushing plant off of US 281 near Flat Rock Road. 398 more words


Harvey's Floodwaters Are Foul Mix Of Sewage & Chemicals

HOUSTON (AP) – Harvey’s filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment even after water levels drop far enough that Southeast Texas residents no longer fear for their lives, according to experts. 973 more words


Hutto, Valero consider alternate site for pipeline terminal

HUTTO, Texas (KXAN) — Valero and Hutto city leaders are now considering alternate locations for a terminal related to a $200 million pipeline project after the city and residents near the proposed site spoke up. 311 more words


Hutto leaders opposed to Valero's proposed 70-mile pipeline

HUTTO, Texas (KXAN) — Hutto city leaders are voicing their concerns about Valero’s $200 million pipeline project, which would be capable of transporting up to 60,000 barrels of refined gasoline or diesel daily from Hearne to Williamson County. 392 more words


Fifth Grader Wins Regional Art Contest

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Serene Nijem, a fifth-grader at Olive Tree Montessori Academy, Fort Worth, is the regional winner in the Take Care of Texas art contest for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Dallas-Fort Worth region. 66 more words