Clean Water Act

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Texas Leads the Nation in Illegally Injecting Diesel into Wells, Which Is Not a Good Thing

    Regulation of the mysterious chemicals used in fracking fluid used in drilling for oil and gas has been pretty much off limits to the Environmental Protection Agency ever since Congress in 2005 stripped the EPA of its authority to regulate fracking fluid under the Safe Drinking Water Act. In a meag ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Cowabungle: Corps of Engineers Says Don't Blame Them for That Effed-Up Dallas Wave

    ​I have been dealing with both the city and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in recent weeks seeking answers to questions about the "Dallas Wave" or "Standing Wave" man-made rapids that the city has installed in the Trinity River just downriver from downtown. It was intended to be a recreation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Clean-Air Fund to Stop Funding Natural Gas Projects Till Industry Cleans Up Its Act

    Click to expand this map provided last week by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality​Way back in '97, and again last June, we told you the story of Sue Pope -- a Midlothian rancher who became legendary for taking on pollution-spewing TXI -- and the genesis of the fund named in her honor, w ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 12, 2009

    Oyster Lovers Unite

    Now may be your best chance for a little raw love

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2006

    Whistleblower: For Love or Money?

    Two weeks ago, we previewed the federal case Susan Heath v. Dallas/Fort Worth International, in which the former environmental affairs analyst at D/FW alleges that airport officials covered up information that the airport's industrial waste water and storm water system "grossly violated the Clean Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2006

    D/FW Whistleblower to (Finally) Get Day in Court

    In her postcard from D/FW Airport, whistleblower Susan Heath alleged multiple violations of the Clean Water Act. In short, she says, that stinks. Almost seven years ago, former Dallas Observer writer Miriam Rozen chronicled how Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was polluting Trigg Lake, the la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2006

    Waste Not, Want Not

    In March we reported that the city was being investigated by the Department of Justice for violating the Clean Water Act by illegally dumping pollution into the city's stormwater system. Today, the DOJ and Environmental Protection Agency delivered their punishment: Dallas will be spending more than ... More >>