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Posts Tagged ‘Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’
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Coughing Between the Lines

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In last week’s Metropolis story (“Big Brown, Big Bad,” Feb. 3), we described how local residents attended a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality public hearing in Arlington recently and laid down the law. They believ...


Tom "Smitty" Smith wants a better air-quality plan in Texas. Photo by Jeff Prince.

Big Brown, Big Bad

It’s been years since North Texas air was clean, and if Texas has its way, the air will stay dirty.
Jeff Prince
Exhaust emissions from Tarrant County cars create poor air quality around here, but other factors are making it hard for people to breathe, particularly folks with asthma. Summer winds carry pollutants here from three outdated ...



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 ...


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Opening the Door to Polluters

Texas regulators have been weakening the state’s chemical exposure rules for years.
LISA SONG AND ROSALIND ADAMS
In 2007, Texas regulators quietly relaxed the state’s long-term air-pollution guideline for benzene, one of the world’s most toxic and thoroughly studied chemicals. The number they came up with, still in effect, was 40 perc...



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Bad Air Day

Around North Texas parks and playgrounds, children are breathing dangerous doses of toxic fumes from gas industry sites.
PETER GORMAN W/ PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
On a crisp Saturday morning, Delga Park, just north of downtown Fort Worth, was beautiful. The deep blue sky was spattered with cumulus clouds, and birds flitted among shade trees at one end of the park, sandwiched between I-35...


New smog readings for the Metroplex paint a depressing picture. Courtesy Justin Cozart

Notice How Much Cleaner the Air Is?

We didn’t think so.
ANDREW MCLEMORE
If air pollution worsens and nobody hears a sound from state regulators, do we still get asthma? OK, so it’s a bad joke, but without Texas’ citizen environmental watchdogs, you’d never know why pilots have visibility prob...



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TCEQ Goes Fishin’ For Pollution

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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...


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Air: It’s also good for breathing

Fort Worth Weekly
Good news, everyone! Texas’ environmental protections could soon raise the bar set by the Roman Empire. That’s because a district court judge ruled last week against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which argu...



Drilling Pollution Activists To Meet Tonight

Jeff Prince
DISH, Texas is Ground Zero for Barnett Shale activists who take offense at being poisoned by natural gas drilling. So the town makes perfect sense for hosting tonight’s anti-pollution rendezvous, when Downwinders At Risk ...


Son, Rise For Sunset

Jeff Prince
The Texas Railroad Commission and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality are two state agencies that monitor natural gas drilling and its impact on the environment. The doggedness of both agencies is often questioned. Cr...