Posts tagged with: EPA

EPA’s Scott Pruitt pushing to streamline air permit approval process

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt wants to shorten the time it takes for oil refineries, chemical plants and other industrial facilities to receive permits. While he sees the process as convoluted, Air Alliance Houston believes it’s necessary to protect public health and the environment. These permits are complicated and cannot be rushed. Pruitt shared the goal

Magellan, industry need to be held accountable for damage to communities and public health

At the beginning of the holiday season, the pipeline company Magellan Midstream Partners participated in a community Thanksgiving dinner event put on by the Mayor of Galena Park for the city’s residents. The gesture on Magellan’s part, however, was too little too late. That is because it did nothing to address the harmful impacts of

Houston mayor requests public EPA hearing on proposed Clean Power Plan repeal in Houston

Mayor Sylvester Turner is calling for the Environmental Protection Agency to hold a public hearing in Houston on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration’s signature effort to reduce climate-altering pollution. The EPA held its only hearing on the proposed repeal in West Virginia’s coal country last month. Turner said the