Posted on · When they are penalized, researchers said the penalties are little more than a “slap on the wrist.”
Posted on · On Monday's show: A new report claims the EPA and state agencies are failing to regulate refineries, allowing them to dump toxic chemicals and metals into waterways -- with the top four worst offenders being in Texas.
Posted on · The Superfund site is located in the Cypress Shopping Centre strip mall off Jones Road where a former dry cleaners failed to dispose of its chemicals properly, contaminating the groundwater and soil. Cleanup of the site has been in the works for more than a decade.
Posted on · The Superfund site is located in the Cypress Shopping Centre strip mall off Jones Road. A former dry cleaners failed to dispose of its chemicals properly, contaminating the groundwater and soil.
Posted on · Fifth Ward residents have been fighting for years to get contamination in their neighborhood cleaned up.
Posted on · Ozone pollution can irritate and inflame the lungs, making it harder to breathe. It’s especially harmful to people with lung diseases such as asthma.
Posted on · The Union Pacific railyard is contaminated with creosote, a likely human carcinogen that resulted in Kashmere Gardens being deemed a cancer cluster in 2019.
Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to mandate carbon emissions from existing power plants.
Posted on · On Friday's show: Excess pollution at local refineries, the Obama portraits, and blending classical music and hip hop.
Posted on · The waste pits were built in east Harris County on the San Jacinto River in the 1960s to store hazardous waste from a nearby paper mill.
Posted on · The waste pits were built in the 1960s to store hazardous waste from a nearby paper mill and contain dioxins, a group of chemicals known to cause cancer. Community advocates have been fighting for their cleanup for years.
Posted on · The Houston and Dallas regions may soon be designated as “severe” violators of federal smog rules, which would prompt more aggressive regulations.
Posted on · On Monday's show: Dozens of corporations are condemning Texas’ order to investigate families of trans kids. And Memorial Hermann and Blue Cross Blue Shield have reached a contract agreement, allowing nearly 200,000 patients to continue care at Memorial Hermann hospitals.
Posted on · The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to reclassify ethylene oxide as significantly more carcinogenic than previously thought. Texas is the only state to reject the EPA’s analysis.
Posted on · During EPA Administrator Michael Regan's visit, residents expressed concerns about a range of issues, including concrete batch plants, creosote contamination and the cumulative impact of pollution from multiple facilities concentrated in the same area.