Energy & Environment

Texas Regulators Want Stiffer Penalties For Company Whose Port Neches Plant Exploded

Posted on · In a surprising vote, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality rejected a staff-proposed penalty against TPC Group's Port Neches chemical plant — which was rocked by explosions last month — for a slew of 2018 pollution violations and asked that they be referred to the Texas Attorney General's Office.

Houston Matters

Full Show: KMCO’s Legal History, And Predictions For Hurricane Season (April 3, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: In the wake of the deadly fire at a KMCO plant in Crosby we learn about the company's legal history. We get predictions for the upcoming hurricane season. Our experts discuss the latest political stories. Local food writers share their favorite places for Tex-Mex. And a Houston startup sends personalized stories through the mail.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Spotting Pollution After Harvey, And Houston’s Best Pizza (March 6, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Why a state official rejected NASA's offer to fly a pollution-detecting plane over Houston after Harvey. Our weekly political roundup. The best places for pizza in town. And filmmaker Patrick Wang discusses his feature film, A Bread Factory.