Energy & Environment

Some Texas Petrochemical Facilities Get A Pass On Chemical Leak Monitoring During The Pandemic

Posted on · State documents show dozens of requests from petrochemical companies to suspend routine monitoring for chemical leaks due to the pandemic. Companies say it’s necessary to keep staff members safe from COVID-19, but environmentalists warn it puts fenceline communities at risk.

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.