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Tracing Traffic Pollution As Texas Port Expands

Posted on · Texas and California have a couple things in common: big sea ports and pollution. And it's those similarities that are becoming important as a change is about to take place in how foreign cargo is shipped into the United States. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling explains why some Texans are looking closely at what happened years ago in Los Angeles.

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Houston Matters for Tues., Oct. 29, 2013

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 […]

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Report: Texas Cuts Emissions by 2%

Posted on · The state's carbon dioxide emissions are down by two percent according to a new report by Environment Texas. The decline is a reversal of a decades-long trend of rising pollution. Laurie Johnson reports.

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Pollution Control Partnership

Posted on · It's about the air we breathe. An agreement is signed between the City of Houston and Harris County to catch pollution violators. Officials say the effort is expected to result in increased pollution control and Greater Protection of Public health. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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Another Houston Chemical Plant Accused of Polluting

Posted on · In June, Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott filed a lawsuit against British Petroleum Products, for what he called the worst act of polluting he'd ever seen. Now, Chevron Phillips Chemical finds itself at the other end of a lawsuit as well. The action claims Chevron's Cedar Bayou plant of violating the clean air act. Bill Stamps has more.