Flooding

Greens Bayou watershed continues to suffer from frequent flooding five years after Hurricane Harvey

Posted on · Harris County is attempting to improve flood control infrastructure in the high-poverty, densely populated region, but long-time residents are skeptical things will change anytime soon.

Concrete Batch Plant Protest Harris County

Texas

Texans affected by pollution from concrete batch plants push state agency to tighten regulations

Posted on · As the state’s environmental agency weighs new pollution limits on the plants, several lawmakers have filed bills that would put new restrictions on the facilities, which spew pollutants into mostly low-income neighborhoods.

Texas Power Grid

Texas

Texas lawmakers considering power grid fix that ignores last year’s blackout

Posted on · A report commissioned by the Public Utility Commission of Texas estimates that the performance credit mechanism could increase electricity costs on the state's grid by $460 million a year. Proponents of the credits say electric companies may eat some of that cost and not pass it on to consumers.