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Online tool to track air pollution in Texas debuts

Air pollution happens every day in Houston. Sometimes, that pollution is well within permit limits, considered safe by state environmental regulators, and sometimes, it's not. So how do Houston residents who care about air quality tell the difference? Several environmental groups have recently debuted a handy new tool that notifies people when a Texas industry anticipates releasing air pollution that exceeds permitted limits.

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Get the lead out (of water) in Texas

After nearly three years of grappling with contaminated drinking water, the residents of Flint, Michigan, finally obtained some relief as a federal court approved a settlement last week mandating replacement of lead pipes. However, lead in drinking water is not unique to Flint, and we must confront the sobering need to “get the lead out” here in Texas as well.

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Exxon, Enviros Tangle Over Refinery Pollution Liability

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Recent reports show violations of drinking water standards in four area systems

The recently released annual water quality reports show four area public water systems had violations of drinking water standards. 

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EPA says W.A. Parish coal plant near Houston meets emission standards

Texas' largest power plant - the W.A. Parish coal station near Houston - won't require additional monitoring because its sulfur dioxide emission levels fall within acceptable federal guidelines. The massive coal plant has long drawn the ire of environmental groups like the Sierra Club and Environment Texas because of air quality concerns.

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