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Energy & Environment

Texas Pollution Worsens As Budget Shrinks For Regulators

With budgets reduced and additional cuts, federal environmental regulators can inspect less.



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With budgets already reduced and with more cuts on the way, federal environmental regulators are expected to be doing fewer inspections of industries that pollute. If state environmental regulators were expected to take up the slack, many of them — including those in Texas — are dealing with budget cuts of their own.

For the full story, go to StateImpact Texas.

Flare burning at drilling site in DeWitt County. (Photo by Dave Fehling)