Wednesday, May 24, 2017
EPA awards University of Texas grant to improve state's schools

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it has awarded the University of Texas (UT) Cockrell School of Engineering a grant of nearly $1 million to research asthma-related information gaps between environmental factors and student health.
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Texas to fight federal 'Carbon Rule'

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday that he will be challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, also called the Carbon Rule, which seeks to reduce carbon emissions from new and existing power plants.The rule has come under fire from several states and industry groups who claim that it will cause undue harm to state economies and electricity reliability.
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EPA highlights air quality grants at Port of Houston

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy visited the Port of Houston today to promote grants aimed at improving air quality.
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EPA uses mobile lab to evaluate Austin soil

Residents able to have lawn and garden soil analyzed for heavy metals.
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Over 200 attend Smith's EPA regulation roundtable

“Reining in the EPA: A Regulation Roundtable,” a public forum hosted by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), attracted over 200 participants Wednesday at the Cailloux Theater in Kerrville, Texas.
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Poplar Pipeline clean-up transitions from emergency response

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced on Monday that response to the Poplar Pipeline spill on the Yellowstone River will transition from emergency response and oil recovery to long-term remediation and monitoring.
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