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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

First Texas City to Ban Fracking Cites 'Public Nuisance' in Lawsuit Response

Steve Horn | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Attorneys representing Denton, Texas, the first city to ban hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in state history, have issued rebuttals to the two lawsuits filed against Denton the day after the fracking ban was endorsed by voters on election day.

Judge: Coal Plant's Permit Won't Stand Up In Court

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) — State environmental regulators did not follow federal guidelines when they issued an air permit for a proposed coal-fired power plant...

Gas Industry Spin Can't Cover Up Air, Water Problems Caused by Fracking

Paul Gallay | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Paul Gallay

Fracking and its impact on public health, in particular our children's health, is a serious issue that calls for swift action -- action that the gas industry repeatedly tries to block.

Perry Backers Won Approval For Questionable Project Despite Strenuous Objections

Austin American-Statesman | R.G. Ratcliffe | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

State environmental regulators appointed by Gov. Rick Perry issued a permit in January for a Houston-area industrial waste injection well to a company...

EPA Scraps Texas Clean Air Program, Will Make Oil Refineries To File For New Permits

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday officially overturned a 16-year-old Texas air permitting program it says violate...