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Thursday, December 9th, 2010

EPA tussle with Texas regulators spreads to gas wells

The tussle between Texas and federal environmental regulators is heating up in yet another arena: natural gas drilling.

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Texas vs. EPA permitting battle intensifies

The legal wrangling between Texas and the federal government over the state's air-pollution permitting system for big industrial plants is intensifying, as Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a brief in a federal court on Monday defending...

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Hays County signs on to watershed protection pact

Hays County commissioners approved an interlocal agreement and kicked in $3,000 last week to develop a plan for protecting the Upper San Marcos River Watershed. The agreement awaits signatures from the City of San Marcos and Texas...

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Hays CISD schools receive Energy Star

A dozen schools in Hays CISD were recently awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star in recognition of their energy efficiency.

Monday, June 28th, 2010

County to alert citizens about high ozone days

As Hays County approaches "non-attainment" status under Environmental Protection Agency ozone guidelines, the county is alerting citizens about high ozone days with banners at various locations.

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

E-waste collection set for April 17

Looking for a place to dump your old gadgets, now that you have new gadgets? Texas State and the City of San Marcos are offering a solution on April 17.

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Commissioners ask EPA for looser air standard

Concerned that Hays County is likely to loose its attainment status under the federal Clean Air Act, Hays County commissioners are asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve a standard by which the county wouldn't be...

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Federal grant will fund energy efficient appliances for San Marcos residents

The city of San Marcos will offer grants to residents who want to replace old appliances with newer Energy Star-certified models as part of a federal $498,100 energy efficiency grant.

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Regional governments start 'Big Push'

Central Texas, including San Marcos, will be designated a "non-attainment" area with the Environmental Protection Agency if ozone levels in September and October miss the federal standards.

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

CAPCOG to hold redevelopment workshop

The Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) will hold its Land Revitalization and Brownfield Redevelopment Workshop on June 17.

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