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EPA Showdown: Who in Texas Wants Tighter Refinery Regulation?

U.S. EPA hearing in Galena Park on new pollution rules for refineries

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On Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing near Houston. The EPA is getting input from people who live near big refineries and from the industry itself. It will be a showdown of sorts: How much more needs to be done to reduce the toxic pollution residents breath?

StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling found that there’s concern that refineries release far more pollution than anyone actually measures.

Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.

The hearing will be held Tuesday, August 5th from 9am to 8pm at the Alvin D. Baggett Recrecation Building, 1302 Keene St., Galena Park, Texas 77547

Click here to go to the EPA’s webpage on the hearing.

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Industrial plant in Houston’s Ship Channel area. Photo by Dave Fehling.

 

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