Tag Archives: Pollution
By Mitch Borden An environmental group plans to take legal action against a Permian Basin facility it says is one of the area’s biggest polluters. Before formally filing a lawsuit, the Sierra Club sent a letter to the owners and … Continue reading
A new report out from environmental groups shows that over the last 5 years, Texas has rarely issued penalties against industrial polluters.
People living in a neighborhood just south of the city of Midland are worried about their well water. Industrial chemicals were found in levels that are unacceptable by federal standards. Now, county officials are working with state regulators and local … Continue reading
The EPA has rejected a Texas plan to cut emissions and improve air quality, in part because it doesn’t do enough to tackle visibility problems in the Big Bend and the Guadalupe Mountains. The federal Regional Haze Program requires states to periodically … Continue reading
With budgets already reduced and with more cuts on the way, federal environmental regulators are expected to be doing fewer inspections of industries that pollute. And if state environmental regulators were expected to take up the slack, many of them … Continue reading