Texas

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A group gathered at Wooldridge Park in Austin, Texas
The move, which critics called "deeply disappointing" but "not surprising," was enabled by an executive order from the president.
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Jessica Cisneros, who is running in the 2020 primary to replace Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas.), accused the incumbent of being too close to President Donald Trump.
"It's not that surprising if you look closely: Rep. Cuellar is bought and paid...
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Environmental activist Diane Wilson on Tuesday saw a settlement reached with Formosa Plastics approved by a federal judge, clearing the way for $50 million in cleanup for Lavaca Bay in Texas.
The settlement funds will go to environmental projects and cleanup efforts in...

Further

Not that we need it in a week that saw the anniversary of the West Texas fertilizer plant explosion and no less than three reports on the many public health risks posed by fracking, but here's more graphic proof of the dangers facing what remains our only planet. From EPA and Greenpeace data, a series of interactive maps showing thousands of facilities possessing "greater than certain threshold quantities of 140 chemicals" - a chilling phrase and number in and of itself - where a "catastrophic...