Energy & Environment

EPA Showdown: Who in Texas Wants Tighter Refinery Regulation?

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

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.

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


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Dave Fehling

Dave Fehling

Director of News and Public Affairs

As Director of News and Public Affairs, Dave Fehling manages the radio news operation at Houston's NPR station. Previously, he was a reporter at the station, covering the oil & gas industry and its impact on the environment. He won top state honors for in-depth and investigative reporting as well...

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