EPA Administrator McCarthy will travel to Houston Thursday, March 6th. The Administrator will begin the day with a walking tour of the Buffalo Bayou Project alongside Houston Mayor Annise Parker and U.S. Representative Gene Green. A short press availability will follow the walking tour.
On the last day of 2013, the Texas court of appeals presiding in Austin, Texas held that the expenses of a waste transportation and disposal company are included in the cost of goods sold deduction under the Texasfranchise tax (margin tax). The company, Newpark Environmental Services, is a subsidiary of Newpark Resources, a fully-integrated oilfield service provider. Newpark Resources sold and injected drilling mud in offshore oils wells. The drilling companies use the mud to lubricate drilling bits during the drilling process. The mud is also used to flush the drilling cuttings (pieces of rock) to the surface where the Newpark Environmental Services subsidiary receives it as waste. Newpark Environmental Services transports the waste to its onshore facilities where it injects the waste into permanent storage domes.
Includes data for Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2012. This annual report provides citizens with critical information about their communities, including data on certain toxic chemical releases to the air, water, and land, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities by facilities across the country.
More than $720,000 for improving air monitoring, expanding waste collection, improving water quality and other priorities
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $720,000 in grants to fund 16 environmental projects along the Texas and New Mexico U.S-Mexico border. The projects include improving air monitoring, expanding waste collection and recycling, and improving environmental awareness and education among area residents.
An eight-month investigation by InsideClimate News, the Center for Public Integrity and The Weather Channel
Deep in the heart of South Texas, oil and gas wells are sprouting at an unprecedented rate, making the Eagle Ford Shale one of the biggest energy booms in America. But the boom could be a bust for local residents who fear for their health, not from the water in the ground, but from the air they breath.
Kimberly-Clark Corp. has been named an industry leader in CDP's annual report on its efforts to assess and minimize deforestation risks across its global supply chain, earning the top ranking for three of the past four years.