EPA http://tpr.org en It's Not The Biggest, But Coal Is A Large Piece Of Texas Energy Production http://tpr.org/post/its-not-biggest-coal-large-piece-texas-energy-production <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The largest type of energy source in the state comes from natural gas, but business leaders, state officials and electric companies are still concerned about the proposed rules from the Environmental Protection Agency.</span></p><p>According to the <a href="http://www.ercot.com/" target="_blank">Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)</a>, natural gas has the highest percentage of electric power capacity in Texas in 2014.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:45:21 +0000 Ryan Poppe 32848 at http://tpr.org It's Not The Biggest, But Coal Is A Large Piece Of Texas Energy Production Will This Planned West Texas Clean Coal Project Be A Game Changer? http://tpr.org/post/will-planned-west-texas-clean-coal-project-be-game-changer <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> The Democrat facing newly-nominated Republican Dan Patrick in the Texas lieutenant governor race says Sen. Patrick’s pledge to campaign in the minority community is “insulting.” New EPA rules to cut carbon emissions are expected to be unveiled soon. The new rules are expected to spur the use of a so-called clean coal technology. There are fewer than 100 fluent speakers of Kumeyaay left in Southern California and northern Baja California, where they once dominated. Efforts are now underway to preserve the endangered language.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 18:53:10 +0000 Crystal Chavez 32596 at http://tpr.org Will This Planned West Texas Clean Coal Project Be A Game Changer? Texas Enrollment Solid In 2014 Affordable Care Act Signup http://tpr.org/post/texas-enrollment-solid-2014-affordable-care-act-signup <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> Even with state leadership that staunchly opposed the Affordable Care Act and did what they could to hold it up, Texas numbers look good. Also on this show: Texas loses against the EPA, implications of botched Oklahoma execution.</p><p></p><p><strong>Texas third in number of ACA plans enrolled in</strong></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 20:02:58 +0000 David Martin Davies 31061 at http://tpr.org Texas Enrollment Solid In 2014 Affordable Care Act Signup SCOTUS Rules Against State Of Texas In EPA Cross-Border State Pollution Case http://tpr.org/post/scotus-rules-against-state-texas-epa-cross-border-state-pollution-case <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 Cross-Border Pollution Provision that was added to the Federal Clean Air Act. The State of Texas led the opposition against the provision, which was meant to address air pollution drifting into neighboring states.</span></p><p>Supreme Court justices voted to overturn the lower court’s ruling on a vote of 6-2 in favor of the EPA’s rule that is designed to curb air pollution from coal-fired power plants that are located in 28 states.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:33:03 +0000 Ryan Poppe 30855 at http://tpr.org SCOTUS Rules Against State Of Texas In EPA Cross-Border State Pollution Case The Source: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Texas v. The EPA http://tpr.org/post/source-us-supreme-court-hears-texas-v-epa <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A major climate change initiative by the Obama administration has been challenged. The White House, in an re-interpretation of the Clean Air Act, enacted stricter regulations for greenhouse gases, and stated it would begin permitting polluters.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:25:57 +0000 Paul Flahive 27233 at http://tpr.org The Source: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Texas v. The EPA 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 Environmentalists & Attorney General Both Happy About EPA Case, But For Different Reasons http://tpr.org/post/environmentalists-attorney-general-both-happy-about-epa-case-different-reasons <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas Environmentalists and Attorney General Greg Abbott </span>are pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court is willing to hear the case regarding how the Environmental Protection Agency will regulate power plant greenhouse gases.</p><p>&quot;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We hope the Supreme Court rules in the EPA&rsquo;s favor -- that they adopt the standards -- however, even if they don&rsquo;t the EPA does have other ways to get at this issue,&quot; said Luke Metzger, executive director of Environment Texas.</span></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:07:07 +0000 Ryan Poppe 20304 at http://tpr.org Environmentalists & Attorney General Both Happy About EPA Case, But For Different Reasons Environmental Group Says Coal Power Plants Are "Putting Texas In The Frying Pan" http://tpr.org/post/environmental-group-says-coal-power-plants-are-putting-texas-frying-pan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New</span> Environmental Protection Agency rules for power plants go into effect on Sept. 20 and a new report <span style="line-height: 1.5;">details how Texas power plants are one of the leading causes of global warming in the country. </span></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:21:29 +0000 Ryan Poppe 18237 at http://tpr.org Environmental Group Says Coal Power Plants Are "Putting Texas In The Frying Pan" The Source: New EPA Regulations | Rethinking The Value Of College http://tpr.org/post/source-new-epa-regulations-rethinking-value-college <p></p><p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week President Obama announced that he would be directing the Environmental Protection Agency to enforce stricter rules on new and existing coal plants, marking some of his more ambitious climate change efforts. &nbsp;</span></p><p>"We don't have time for a meeting of the flat earth society," remarked Obama at his June 25 press conference regarding why he would be going directly through the EPA as opposed to through congress for a deal on climate change.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:32:25 +0000 Paul Flahive 14132 at http://tpr.org The Source: New EPA Regulations | Rethinking The Value Of College Tesoro Penalized For EPA Violations At Fuel Refineries http://tpr.org/post/tesoro-penalized-epa-violations-fuel-refineries <p>San Antonio-based <a href="http://www.tsocorp.com/TSOCORP/index.htm" target="_blank">Tesoro Corporation</a> has agreed to a settlement to resolve claims that it failed to comply with regulations under the Clean Air Act.</p><p>While the $1.1 million penalty seems low, the Environmental Protection Agency called the settlement the largest penalty for these types of violations in the history of the fuels program.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 17:30:50 +0000 Eileen Pace 12332 at http://tpr.org Tesoro Penalized For EPA Violations At Fuel Refineries