Even Da Cowboys outhunted, outfished
"More people hunt and fish in Texas in a given year than attend the... games of the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Mavericks, the Houston Texans and the Houston Rockets combined."
For four months, TCEQ sat on new test results that showed benzene
"We caught (the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) lying to us about the results of air quality studies in the Barnett Shale."
Inspectors don't fly either
Says Texas has one state inspector for every 4,500 oil and gas wells.
Numbers check, but federal regs also cut ozone
Since 2000, "the Texas clean air program achieved a 22 percent reduction in ozone and a 46 percent decrease in NOx emissions."
Judge put the brakes on Perry's expedited permitting process, but unnecessary? Up for debate
"Rick Perry attempted to fast-track unnecessary coal-fired power plants, which degrade air quality and would cost billions. Fortunately, a court stopped him."
Old judgment based on older analysis
Says EPA regulation of greenhouse gases will endanger 575 Texas dairy facilities, 58 swine operations, 1,300 corn farms and 28,000 beef cattle operations.
Advocate frames case that's not quite there
Says the EPA "outsourced the scientific basis for its greenhouse gas regulation to a scandal-plagued international organization that cannot be considered objective or trustworthy."
White's interest not 'major'
"Mayor White has major stake in Barnett Shale production company."
But not as toxic as Atlanta and Detroit, biz magazine says
Houston is "the third-most toxic city in the United States of America."
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