Posts Tagged ‘air pollution’
Downwinders at Risk director Jim Schermbeck is asking EPA to reject Texas' ozone plan for North Texas.

What Air Pollution?

Environmental groups are asking EPA to reject Texas’ air pollution plan for Fort Worth.
Edward Brown @ejb0017
By 2018, the air quality in North Texas is projected to be among the worst in the country. That’s according to a recent ozone study by the Environmental Protection Agency. And we won’t be alone. Baltimore, Houston, and New ...

Zipcar, one of several new ridesharing arrangements, caters to TCU students and faculty. Brian Hutson

Ticket to Ride

Phone apps and start-ups are bringing new options for getting around Fort Worth without a car.
When Texas Christian University sophomore Kirina Awamoto moved to Fort Worth two years ago, she made the tough choice to leave her car in California. With insurance, parking, maintenance, and gas, the costs would have been too ...


Fools Rush In

Legislators consider bringing high-level radioactive waste to Texas.
The Texas Legislature will hold hearings this year on the supposed benefits of our state storing the very hottest type of radioactive waste. Only political greed overriding common sense could account for such a stupid idea. Whe...


Asthma Generation

What do cement plants, dirty air, and some of the nation’s highest childhood asthma rates have in common? North Texas.
Larry Tubb doesn’t remember knowing a single kid who had asthma when he was growing up. As a Scout leader 20 years later, he knew of only one troop member who dealt with the breathing disorder. “Now 20 percent of the popula...


TCEQ Goes Fishin’ For Pollution

Four new air pollution monitors are coming to the Barnett Shale soon, courtesy of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and drilling critics can’t wait to hear how the air is actually fine and there’s nothing to wo...

Breaking News: Air Is a Public Issue

Jimmy Fowler
It’s hard to think of a more Orwellian name for a state entity than the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which has apparently been insisting that breathable air is not an issue of “environmental quality” down h...