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A New Report Finds Permian Basin Oil Producers Are Releasing High Amounts of Harmful Emissions

By Mitch Borden A report titled “Sour Winds In West Texas” was released on Thursday by the Environmental Integrity Project. The study shows there are high levels of Sulfur Dioxide being released from oil and gas operations in the Permian … Continue reading

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For Some Residents In Midland, Taking A Hot Shower Causes Sneezing And Other Reactions To The City’s Water

By Mitch Borden Not to overshare, but a hot shower is one of my favorite things in the world. The warm water. getting clean. You know, it’s all great. But when I moved to Midland though, something strange started happening … Continue reading

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What’s Contaminating the Water in Midland County, near Interstate 20?

In a Midland County neighborhood just south of Interstate 20, residents have been warned not to drink from their tap water. This comes after routine tests showed contaminants there. In 1990, high levels of chlorinated solvents were identified in the … Continue reading

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Residents Concerned over Industrial Pollutants in Midland County Groundwater

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

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County Officials Address Residents Affected by Groundwater Contamination

Residents in a neighborhood south of the city of Midland have been avoiding their well water. This is after tests showed high levels of contaminants. In 1990, a similar mixture of contaminants were found at a Baker-Hughes facility nearby, and … Continue reading

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Work at Alpine Staging Ground for Trans-Pecos Pipeline Can Continue Amid TCEQ Investigation

This post has been updated to reflect new developments. Update Friday, May 16 Work at the Alpine staging site for the Trans-Pecos Pipeline can continue amid an ongoing Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) investigation into complaints that the site … Continue reading

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EPA Rejects Part of Texas Clean Air Plan, Proposes its Own

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

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West Texas Nuclear Dump Can Expand after TCEQ Ruling

This week the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) gave a company storing radioactive waste in West Texas the go-ahead to store more than three times the amount of waste it’s currently allowed to, but the company says it has … Continue reading

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Texas Slams EPA Website that Compares State Pollution Enforcement

Compared to other states, Texas has a consistently higher percentage of major industrial plants with “high priority violations” of air pollution laws. Yet, compared to other states, Texas does far fewer comprehensive inspections of polluting facilities. Or at least, that’s … Continue reading

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Sierra Club Worried about Precedent from Nuclear Waste Site Ruling

A state appeals court has again upheld a radioactive waste license for a storage site in Andrews County. The site is owned and operated by Waste Control Specialists, and it’s been at the middle of a series of legal challenges … Continue reading

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