EPA http://tpr.org en 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><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 Contest Pits Low Impact Development Against Traditional Building http://tpr.org/post/contest-pits-low-impact-development-against-traditional-building <p>The San Antonio River Authority is using a new contest beginning this week to create awareness for the benefits of Low Impact Development.</p><p>"Initially we're targeting the private developer community and their engineers, architects, and landscape architects," says Stephen Graham with the <a href="http://www.sara-tx.org/" target="_blank">San Antonio River Authority</a>.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:48:17 +0000 Eileen Pace 5831 at http://tpr.org Contest Pits Low Impact Development Against Traditional Building EPA Pushing Compliance With Clean Water Act - SAWS May Increase Rates http://tpr.org/post/epa-pushing-compliance-clean-water-act-saws-may-increase-rates <p></p><p>San Antonio Water System customers could be facing a rate increase of nearly 10 percent in 2013. An aging infrastructure is one reason, but another is pressure from the Environmental Protection Agency.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:58:03 +0000 Ryan Loyd 1848 at http://tpr.org EPA Pushing Compliance With Clean Water Act - SAWS May Increase Rates