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  1. The Brief: It's looking like federal Harvey recovery dollars for Texans may take a whileRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | Texas Tribune

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  2. ExxonMobil refineries are damaged in Hurricane Harvey, releasing hazardous pollutantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    The acknowledgment, in a regulatory filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, follows repeated complaints on Twitter of an "unbearable" chemical smell over parts of Houston. However, it was not immediately clear what caused the smell.


  3. Judge denies ExxonMobil request to reduce $20 million air pollution fineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    A federal judge on Monday declined ExxonMobil's request to reconsider a $20 million fine he ordered the energy giant to pay earlier this year for spewing millions of pounds of unauthorized air pollution from Houston-area industrial facilities. In April, U.S. District Judge David Hittner said the the company should pay $19.95 million for repeatedly busting air pollution limits at its sprawling Baytown complex.


  4. Environmental groups sue EPA over lax Texas air pollution permitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    A Washington, D.C.-based environmental advocacy group sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, arguing the federal government isn't properly policing air pollution permits the state of Texas The Environmental Integrity Project - founded by former EPA officials - alleges that permits the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued to mega-plants across the Houston, Dallas and East Texas regions are illegal because the limits set on their emissions are too high, allowing them to spew too much pollution into the air. The suit, filed in federal court, also claims the permits are so vague and complicated that TCEQ employees aren't always sure if a plant is in violation, and therefore fail to adequately punish bad actors.


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