TCEQ http://tpr.org en The Source: Will AACOG Funding Freeze Impact San Antonio Air? http://tpr.org/post/source-will-aacog-funding-freeze-impact-san-antonio-air <p>The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has frozen nearly $200,000 slotted for air improvement programs at the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) for publicly posting a study the state's environmental regulator had funded without TCEQ review.</p><p>With the city teetering on the precipice of non-attainment with the Clean Air Act -- and the threat of additional mandatory regulations on cars, trucks and ozone producers -- why is the funding being frozen now?&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:16:28 +0000 Paul Flahive 30215 at http://tpr.org The Source: Will AACOG Funding Freeze Impact San Antonio Air? Investigators Looking Into Weekend Mission Reach Fuel Spill http://tpr.org/post/investigators-looking-weekend-mission-reach-fuel-spill <p></p><p>Investigators are looking into a weekend fuel spill that shut down paddling trails on the San Antonio River. O<span style="line-height: 1.5;">il booms were still in place along the Mission Reach Monday, but parts of the river closed Saturday were open again.</span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:49:47 +0000 Eileen Pace 30048 at http://tpr.org Investigators Looking Into Weekend Mission Reach Fuel Spill LCRA Board Approves Money For Major Downstream Reservoir Project In Wharton County http://tpr.org/post/lcra-board-approves-money-major-downstream-reservoir-project-wharton-county <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;The Board of Directors for the Lower Colorado River Authority has approved the next phase of a downstream reservoir that will capture some of the water heading to </span>Matagorda<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bay.</span></p><p>This week, the LCRA board approved spending $17 million that will go toward finalizing the design of the reservoir in Wharton County.</p><p>The LCRA’s Clara Tuma said the reservoir in the lower basin will provide fresh water to the Gulf Coast bays, as well as Texas rice farmers on the coastal plains.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:47:04 +0000 Ryan Poppe 28634 at http://tpr.org LCRA Board Approves Money For Major Downstream Reservoir Project In Wharton County Dozens Testify At TCEQ Hearing For LCRA Highland Lakes Water Request http://tpr.org/post/dozens-testify-tceq-hearing-lcra-highland-lakes-water-request <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commissioners with the Texas Commissioner on Environmental Quality spent nearly six hours hearing testimony from those that would be affected by a request from the </span>Lower Colorado River Authority<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to stop the flow of water coming from the Highland Lakes.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:35:18 +0000 Ryan Poppe 26657 at http://tpr.org Dozens Testify At TCEQ Hearing For LCRA Highland Lakes Water Request TCEQ Still Mulling Decision To Stop Flow Of Water From Highland Lakes http://tpr.org/post/tceq-still-mulling-decision-stop-flow-water-highland-lakes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will hear public testimony Wednesday on the Lower Colorado River Authority’s emergency request to stop the flow of water heading downstream to Texas rice farmers.</span></p><p>Jennifer Walker with the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club said they are especially concerned with this year’s emergency order because of the number involved.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:21:44 +0000 Ryan Poppe 26554 at http://tpr.org TCEQ Still Mulling Decision To Stop Flow Of Water From Highland Lakes The Source: Getting Pollution On The Record | Craft Brewing Explodes http://tpr.org/post/source-getting-pollution-record-craft-brewing-explodes <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A loophole is letting hundreds of oil and gas companies emit a combined </span><a href="http://www.environmentalintegrity.org/news_reports/01_30_2014.php" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">8.5 million tons </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">of toxic chemicals every year in America and they don’t have to tell the public anything about it.</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:07:43 +0000 Paul Flahive 26244 at http://tpr.org The Source: Getting Pollution On The Record | Craft Brewing Explodes After Years Of Contention, EPA Backs Down On Texas Clean Air Permitting http://tpr.org/post/after-years-contention-epa-backs-down-texas-clean-air-permitting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency have reached an agreement as it pertains to Texas’ clean air plan. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he resolution allows major polluters like oil refineries some flexibility on clean air permits.</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:40:43 +0000 Ryan Poppe 25923 at http://tpr.org After Years Of Contention, EPA Backs Down On Texas Clean Air Permitting LCRA Votes To Raise Water Threshold For Highland Lakes http://tpr.org/post/lcra-votes-raise-water-threshold-highland-lakes <p>After hearing from state lawmakers, conservation groups and affected farmers, the LCRA board voted to raise the lake level threshold before any water is released to the rice farming irrigation areas of Texas.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The LCRA approved raising the lake level threshold from 850,000 acre feet to 1.1 million acre feet of water, and the board also asked the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to enforce mandatory water restrictions for people living along the Highland Lakes, limiting lawn watering to once a week.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:14:37 +0000 Ryan Poppe 22247 at http://tpr.org LCRA Votes To Raise Water Threshold For Highland Lakes Aquifer Alliance Says SAWS Has Alternative In Bat Cave Controversy http://tpr.org/post/aquifer-alliance-says-saws-has-alternative-bat-cave-controversy <p>The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance said the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality can issue a variance to its rule that SAWS provide water to the Crescent Hills Subdivision, which is located near the Bracken Bat Cave.</p><p>SAWS has said it has no choice but to provide the sewer and water mains because of its Certificate of Convenience and Necessity, but GEAA Executive Director Annalisa Peace said the group's attorneys have research the issue and say the TCEQ can change the certificate at the request of SAWS.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:12:52 +0000 Eileen Pace 14084 at http://tpr.org Aquifer Alliance Says SAWS Has Alternative In Bat Cave Controversy TCEQ Confident It Will Find Source Of Museum Reach Oil Spill http://tpr.org/post/tceq-confident-it-will-find-source-museum-reach-oil-spill <p>Several agencies are now investigating an oil spill that flowed into the San Antonio River at 10th Street last weekend.</p><p>So much rain came down over the weekend and Monday that it is difficult for the agencies to measure the amount of oil that washed down Avenue B to 10th Street, over the berms, through the grass, and into the river.</p><p>Tests by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality have determined that the spill was petroleum oil.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 20:53:06 +0000 Eileen Pace 10803 at http://tpr.org TCEQ Confident It Will Find Source Of Museum Reach Oil Spill