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TCEQ Blowing Smoke? : Protecting the Texas Environment

Image from Pegasus News / Dallas/Ft.WorthTexas’ lack of compliance:EPA challenges TCEQ over air quality By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / May 30, 2010 The state agency that is supposed to assure that pollution does not endanger the citizens … finish reading TCEQ Blowing Smoke? : Protecting the Texas Environment

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Nation’s Biggest Polluter : Texas Sues the EPA!

Houston: Texas likes its greenhouse gases. Photo by David J. Phillip / AP.Protecting the corporate interests:Texas sues EPA over greenhouse gas regulationsBy Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / February 16, 2010 There is no doubt at all that the … finish reading Nation’s Biggest Polluter : Texas Sues the EPA!

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Amy Goodman : Take Me to Your Climate Leader

Photo from NASA. In a freshly released report on Tuesday, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) stated that 2000-2009 was the warmest decade ever on record. While the WMO has warned the world about this dire situation before, this new analysis … finish reading Amy Goodman : Take Me to Your Climate Leader

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Austin Buses : Fare Hike Means More Traffic, Pollution

Waiting for a bus on the Rio Grande campus of Austin Community College. Photo by Alberto Martinez / Austin American-Statesman. Transit officials in Austin refuse to even acknowledge the relationship between fare hikes and ridership loss. Their estimates for the … finish reading Austin Buses : Fare Hike Means More Traffic, Pollution

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Austin Metro Policies Are Creating Fewer Riders and More Pollution

Capital Metro and the EnvironmentBy Glenn Gaven / The Rag Blog / May 7, 2009 As EPA clean air requirements become more stringent, Texas’ Travis County is poised to enter a new phase of its non-attainment status. For the first … finish reading Austin Metro Policies Are Creating Fewer Riders and More Pollution

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Al Giordano : How the ‘NAFTA Flu’ Exploded

Updated May 4, 2009 This photo, on the Smithfield Farms website, (still there at this posting on May 3, 2009), carries the following caption: “Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never … finish reading Al Giordano : How the ‘NAFTA Flu’ Exploded

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Bush’s EPA : Another Green Light to Carbon Emissions

New power plants will not be required to install technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency has ruled. Photo by Charlie Riedel / AP. The case at issue yesterday began in 2007 when the EPA issued a … finish reading Bush’s EPA : Another Green Light to Carbon Emissions

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Bush Throws Polar Bears Under the Bus

Polar bear reacts to today’s news. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne announces revisions to Endangered Species Act. ‘To finally admit that the science compels the listing of the polar bear as threatened due to global warming, but then deny it the … finish reading Bush Throws Polar Bears Under the Bus

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Quack!!! Lame Duck Bush Ripping Through Wilderness Protection

‘With barely 60 days to go until Bush hands over to Barack Obama, his White House is working methodically to weaken or reverse an array of regulations that protect America’s wilderness.’By Suzanne Goldenberg / November 20, 2008 George Bush is … finish reading Quack!!! Lame Duck Bush Ripping Through Wilderness Protection

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Bush’s Toxic Legacy : The EPA’s ‘Stalin Era’

‘It’s absolutely shocking what’s going on,’ say insiders. ‘Secretive changes have diluted science and jeopardized public health.’By Rebecca Clarren / November 11, 2008 This may sound like just another Erin Brockovich-style tear-jerker. Enter stage right: Poor people exposed to toxic … finish reading Bush’s Toxic Legacy : The EPA’s ‘Stalin Era’

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Bush’s Exit Strategy : A Deregulation Frenzy

Dubya: The legacy.The Legacy Grows: ‘Every rule in every agency is under attack.’By Thomas Cleaver / The Rag Blog / October 31, 2008 See ‘A Last Push To Deregulate: White House to Ease Many Rules’ by R. Jeffrey Smith, Below. … finish reading Bush’s Exit Strategy : A Deregulation Frenzy

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Carcinogens Found in Gulf Coast Trout, Catfish

Catfish, like this one caught Tuesday by Mark Arnett of Alvarado, are now on the state’s consumption warning list. Photo by Julio Cortez / Houston ChronicleTexas issues health warning on some Galveston Bay fishBy Allan Turner and Rosanna Ruiz / … finish reading Carcinogens Found in Gulf Coast Trout, Catfish

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