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EPA Emissions Plan, Better Work Spaces & Texas Lighthouses: Houston Matters for Wed., June 4, 2014

The Obama Administration this week announced new mandates for cutting carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel power plants and said that plants in Texas must cut their carbon emissions by 39 percent by 2030. Today on Houston Matters, we learn about the proposal from the EPA and what it would take for Texas to meet […]

The Obama Administration this week announced new mandates for cutting carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel power plants and said that plants in Texas must cut their carbon emissions by 39 percent by 2030. Today on Houston Matters, we learn about the proposal from the EPA and what it would take for Texas to meet that 39 percent goal over the next 15 years.

And then we spend most of our lives at work. Our home away from home takes up such a large portion of our waking lives that, of course, it often greatly affects our happiness – or lack thereof. So how do we design a physical work space that's healthy and conducive to both productivity and happiness? We discuss that with a representative from the firm designing the new ExxonMobil campus.

Plus: we all know how expensive health care can be, so we learn about some charity organizations in Greater Houston that provide assistance for those who can't afford the care they need.

And then we'll take a tour of Texas lighthouses.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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