Doctors’ groups press EPA for much stricter federal ozone limit
Dallas Morning News: The top doctors’ organizations in Texas and Dallas County, along with other groups and individuals, pressed hard on Thursday for a much tougher federal limit on ozone, or smog.
Suit seeks EPA decision on oil field chemical disclosure
Houston Chronicle: Environmentalists filed a lawsuit to force federal regulators to decide whether they should require companies to disclose the toxic chemicals released during oil exploration and production.
Dallas finally passes strict gas drilling rules after years of debate
CultureMap Dallas: It’s been a long road for Dallas gas drilling opponents and proponents alike. The Dallas City Council has approved a new gas drilling ordinance that is among the strictest in the nation.
Plan to drill for gas in Dallas goes down to defeat
Dallas Morning News: Concerns about earthquakes, water and air pollution and noise have only intensified since Dallas first leased its land to Trinity East in 2008.
Utility Agrees to Reduce Coal Plant Emissions
Courthouse News: A Texas public utility reached a settlement with environmentalists that requires it to reduce emissions from its coal-fired power plant.
Processing plant becomes focus in Dallas’ gas well debate
Dallas Morning News: The furor over the possible construction of a gas-processing plant and compressor station so near a big complex for young athletes and their families has placed words against words.
Community Groups Make their Voices Heard in Forcing Exide Plant Closure in Frisco
GreenSource DFW: This week Frisco residents were celebrating after a city announcement that Exide would cease operations by the end of the year.
Environmental groups sue Lower Colorado River Authority
Austin Business Journal: Three anti-pollution groups have accused the Lower Colorado River Authority of committing 10,000 violations against the federal Clean Air Act.
Robertson Co. Residents Speak Out Against Coal Plants
KBTX-TV Bryan: About a dozen volunteers spent Saturday in Hearne, where they combed neighborhoods, knocking on doors, asking residents for signatures in opposition of the county’s proposed coal plants.