Posted on · For years, the state of Texas and the federal Environmental Protection Agency have clashed over regulations covering major air pollution sources, like refineries. Now, that longstanding legal dispute may be giving way – somewhat. Last week, Texas and the EPA reached a deal on portions of the state's clean air plan, concerning the state's "flexible […]
Posted on · The EPA estimates there’s an increase in waste in the weeks from November to January 1 each year — a lot of it no doubt due to all the those holiday boxes, wrapping paper and packaging. That can lead to some pretty packed dumpsters and recycling bins this time of year. But what happens to […]
Posted on · The State of Texas believes the Environmental Protection Agency does not have legal authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from factories and power plants. Such disputes over carbon emissions have pitted environmental regulators against industry for years. Weâll find out why the state of Texas is wading in, and consider the implications of the cases […]
Posted on · The state of Texas believes the Environmental Protection Agency does not have legal authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from factories and power plants. Such disputes over carbon emissions have pitted environmental regulators against industry for years. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments over this question – and the state of […]
Posted on · A hearing is held in Houston to discuss the impact of greenhouse gas pollution regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency on the Texas economy. It's been a hotly debated issue for nearly 20 years. Pat Hernandez has more.
Posted on · Environmental advocates from across the state are meeting together at this hour to discuss chemical pollution in Texas. EPA administrator Al Armendariz is on the panel. Wendy Siegle spoke to one of the meeting's organizers and has this report.
Posted on · The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new guidance for states regulating big polluters. Texas is the only state that has refused to comply with the EPA's permitting program. Wendy Siegle reports.
Posted on · The Environmental Protection Agency has handed Houston a check to jump start green initiatives throughout the city. The EPA says reducing Houston's ozone pollution is one of the goals of the project. Wendy Siegle reports.
Posted on · Texas Governor Rick Perry wants the federal government to stop what he calls a "power grab" by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA and the state are at odds over the way Texas issues emissions permits which the government claims does not comply with the Federal Clean Air Act. Pat Hernandez has more.
Posted on · The war of words continues between the Environmental Protection Agency and Texas Governor Rick Perry. The fight is over threats by the EPA that it will take over the state's clean air permitting process if things don't change. Wendy Siegle reports.
Posted on · Hispanic activists are crying foul at the Obama Administration over its new greenhouse gas emission rules likely to go into effect next year. They say the rules — which would tax fossil fuels and impose new fees on Texas businesses — could further devastate the state's poorest minority communities. Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.
Posted on · For the first time, starting next year, the nation's biggest greenhouse gas emitters will be required to collect data on their emissions and report them to the Environmental Protection Agency. It's the first step toward what could be new regulations and a better understanding of where most of the pollution is coming from. Jack Williams reports.