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Harris County Attorney threatens lawsuit to block construction of concrete crushing plant near LBJ Hospital

Posted on · County Attorney Christian Menefee said he would first seek to have the TCEQ revoke its permit to Texas Coastal Materials, but he said that move would most likely not succeed.


Energy & Environment

A Texas community is being bombarded by cancer-causing benzene. State officials have known for nearly two decades.

Posted on · In 2005, Texas regulators documented startling amounts of benzene in a community outside Houston. Instead of solving the problem, they allowed a known benzene polluter to expand — a decision scientists worry could haunt residents for years to come.