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National parks cautiously brace for long weekend amid shutdown

National parks across the country are cautiously bracing for the three-day [...]

11:15 am, Jan 19, 2019

Hill E2 Wire Blog

Judge blames uninsulated power conductors for deadly California wildfires

A federal judge in California says that uninsulated power conductors owned [...]

08:44 am, Jan 19, 2019

Hill E2 Wire Blog

Report: Texas coal power plants leaching toxic pollutants into groundwater

The Fayette Power Project Plant, a coal-fired power plant near [...]

12:44 pm, Jan 17, 2019

Texas Tribune - Energy Environment

EPA Releases Proposal to Revise MATS Supplemental Cost Finding and “Risk and Technology Review”

WASHINGTON  — Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed [...]

11:00 pm, Dec 27, 2018

EPA Air Feed

Trump Administration Unveils Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure

(New York, N.Y.) – This week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [...]

11:00 pm, Dec 19, 2018

EPA Enforcement Feed

Trump Administration Unveils Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure

DALLAS – (Dec. 19, 2018) Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [...]

11:00 pm, Dec 18, 2018

EPA Texas Feed

Stericycle settles with EPA, pays penalty for violations of hazardous waste law

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement of [...]

11:00 pm, Dec 17, 2018

EPA Waste Feed

After hazards were exposed, Philadelphia school district launches massive summer cleanup

A month after the “Toxic City: Sick Schools” investigation found [...]

09:30 am, Jun 21, 2018

Air Pollution News

Global warming, now brought to you by your local TV weathercaster

Local weathercasters have become one of the primary conduits for [...]

09:21 am, Jun 21, 2018

Air Pollution News

Watch Out Almonds! Pecans Aim to Displace America’s Nut

This is a story of two nuts: the almond and [...]

10:39 am, Nov 11, 2015

NPR Texas Enviro

Obama Rejected Keystone XL, But Crude Flows Through Southern Part of Project

President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline provoked cheers [...]

11:39 am, Nov 09, 2015

NPR Texas Enviro

04/03 7:42 am

TCEQ Headquarters

His regulatory reduction plan calls for a 25% increase in employee pay. (Houston) – April 3, 2017 Jed Anderson, who […]

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03/31 1:17 pm

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MEDIA ALERT   WHO:           Armand Bayou Nature Center   WHAT:         PARTY FOR THE PLANET happening this Earth Day-April […]

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03/29 7:52 am

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(Houston) – March 29, 2017   PRESS RELEASE   A petition to reduce the size and complexity of environmental regulations […]

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03/22 3:23 pm

TCEQ Regulatory Reduction

(Houston) – March 22, 2017 “EPA is reducing regulatory burdens.  TCEQ needs to do the same.” Jed Anderson, who recently […]

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03/22 1:50 pm

March 22, 2017 (Houston) By James Smith – “Environmental Alert” (Schirrmeister, Diaz-Arrastia, Brem LLP) A physician did nothing to change […]

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03/07 11:50 am

(Houston) – March 7, 2017 It’s a unique time in environmental regulatory history. Perhaps not in 40 years has there […]

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03/07 7:21 am

March 7, 2017 (Houston) By James Smith – “Environmental Alert” (Schirrmeister, Diaz-Arrastia, Brem LLP) A Texas court has determined that […]

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03/03 5:13 pm

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Houston – (March 3, 2017) What if TCEQ committed to reducing regulatory burdens like the Federal government is doing? President […]

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02/17 5:14 pm

(Houston) – February 17, 2017   Scott Pruitt was confirmed today as EPA Administrator. In other news, President Trump made […]

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02/13 5:40 pm

February 13, 2017 (Houston) By James Smith – “Environmental Alert” (Schirrmeister, Diaz-Arrastia, Brem LLP) Several leading conservatives, including senior economic […]

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