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Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Texas to receive another $788M in settlement with BP

Texas is set to receive another $788 million stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill under a settlement between BP, the federal government and five Gulf Coast states.

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

San Antonio considers shale drilling’s effect on ozone

As the ozone rating in San Antonio continues its slow upward march, area officials are beginning to investigate whether oil and gas drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale has anything to do with it. But their efforts...

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...

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...

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