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Contested Case Hearing Granted on South Texas Uranium Permit

Article: Contested Case Hearing Granted on South Texas Uranium Permit

AUSTIN, Texas, February 26, 2009 (ENS) – Local officials and citizens from Goliad County got some encouragement Wednesday in their fight against uranium mining over a south Texas aquifer. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality voted to allow a contested case hearing on an application by Uranium Energy Corporation to mine uranium just north of…

Doctors Fight Planned Corpus Christi Coke-Fired Power Plant

Article: Doctors Fight Planned Corpus Christi Coke-Fired Power Plant

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, February 17, 2009 (ENS) – Coastal Bend medical doctors, health care professionals, and others from all walks of life are seeking a contested case hearing as a part of their fight against the Las Brisas coke-fired power plant proposed for the Gulf coast port city of Corpus Christi. At a demonstration Sunday…

Texas Approves Nation's Largest Low-Level Radioactive Waste Site

Article: Texas Approves Nation's Largest Low-Level Radioactive Waste Site

AUSTIN, Texas, January 14, 2009 (ENS) – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, voted 2-0 Tuesday to grant a double license for Waste Control Specialists to dispose of up to 28 million cubic feet of low-level radioactive waste from Texas, Vermont and the federal government in Andrews County. Commissioner Larry Soward abstained from the vote.…

Texas Computer Recycling Program Boots Up

Article: Texas Computer Recycling Program Boots Up

AUSTIN, Texas, September 3, 2008 (ENS) – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has opened a new statewide program website for recycling computer equipment, giving Texans a simple way to find the recycling options their computer manufacturers offer. “The goal of the program is to give Texans an easy way to recycle the used computer…

Lone Star Sierra Club Sues to Void Uranium Waste License

Article: Lone Star Sierra Club Sues to Void Uranium Waste License

AUSTIN, Texas, July 11, 2008 (ENS) – The Sierra Club has filed suit in state district court to overturn a decision by the state’s environmental regulatory agency to grant a license for disposal of thousands of cubic feet of highly radioactive uranium waste material in far western Andrews County near the New Mexico border. On…

EPA Set to Approve Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Air Plan

Article: EPA Set to Approve Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Air Plan

DALLAS, Texas, July 3, 2008 (ENS) – With more than $100 million in funding from two state programs, the smoggy air of the Dallas-Fort Worth area has been cleared to the point that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week announced its proposed approval of the area’s clean air plan. Tuesday, the regional EPA gathered…

Texas Asks Public Help to Clear Bacteria from Oyster Waters

Article: Texas Asks Public Help to Clear Bacteria from Oyster Waters

AUSTIN, Texas, May 29, 2008 (ENS) – Concentrations of fecal coliform bacteria in six Houston-Galveston area bays have risen to the point that some areas are closed to the harvesting of shellfish for direct marketing, according to the Texas agency in charge of environment. “Microorganisms from human and animal waste may contaminate oysters and other…

Texas Names 2008 Environmental Award Winners

Article: Texas Names 2008 Environmental Award Winners

AUSTIN, Texas, April 23, 2008 (ENS) – A small North Texas woman whose volunteer efforts have made a big impact on the environment and a $14 million restoration project that has brought a desolate South Texas wetlands back to life are among 11 innovative projects and people across the state to be recognized with the…

Controversial Texas Smelter Awarded Air Permit to Reopen

Article: Controversial Texas Smelter Awarded Air Permit to Reopen

HOUSTON, Texas, February 13, 2008 (ENS) – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today unanimously approved an air permit that will allow a controversial copper smelter to reopen in the west Texas city of El Paso. The smelter owned by American Smelting and Recycling Co., ASARCO LLC, was closed in 1999 after global prices for…