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Granite Shoals hit with lead testing violation

GRANITE SHOALS, Texas (KXAN) The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has proposed enforcement and fines against the City of Granite Shoals for violating lead and copper testing rules, according to agency records. 364 more words

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Anti-coal groups protest Commission on Environmental Quality

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Anti-coal groups protested in front of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Wednesday. The commission approved a wastewater discharge permit and expansion for the Dos Republicas coal mine near Eagle Pass, Texas. 146 more words

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Lawsuit: Austin-area restaurant releasing sewage onto property

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) – Three government agencies are jointly suing Travis County restaurant Proof & Cooper for discharging sewage onto a neighboring property, according to a lawsuit filed in district court. 346 more words

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Spicewood asphalt plant sparks another lawsuit, resident departure

SPICEWOOD, Texas (KXAN) – Another Spicewood resident has sued the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality over the permitting of a “hot mix” asphalt plant operating next door. 592 more words

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State agency approves doubling water fees on local water connections

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has predicted a $2.5 million shortfall in its main water program account, and the agency has approved doubling a local water utility connection fee to compensate for the shortage. 647 more words

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Industry belching chemicals by the ton in Texas

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Millions of pounds of unpermitted hazardous chemicals spew into the state’s air each year, and Central Texas’s portion of that pollution may be increasing, according to a report released Wednesday by two Texas environmental groups. 792 more words

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Big fine hits LCRA for unpermitted plant operation

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The state’s environmental regulator is levying a hefty fine on the Lower Colorado River Authority for operating a Bastrop power plant with a lapsed permit for 17 months. 465 more words

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