Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

"Climate Change, Runaway Development Worsen Houston Floods"

"With clay soil and tabletop-flat terrain, Houston has endured flooding for generations. Its 1,700 miles of man-made channels struggle to dispatch storm runoff to the Gulf of Mexico. Now the nation's fourth-largest city is being overwhelmed with more frequent and more destructive floods."

Source: AP, 05/20/2016

"Plants Emitting Pollutants Illegally, Report Claims"

"Hundreds of industrial facilities across Texas are illegally spewing millions of pounds of toxic pollutants into the air each year when they break down or perform maintenance, and state environmental regulators are not adequately policing the rogue emissions, according to a new report."

Source: Texas Tribune, 04/28/2016

"Texas Power Players Sit Out Political Opposition To Clean Power Plan"

"Texas is one of the states leading the fight against the Clean Power Plan. If you ask almost any statewide office holder they'll tell you the plan is bad for the economy. ... It may come as a surprise then, that energy companies here are not as unanimous in their opposition. That's because Texas' energy sector is transforming rapidly."

Source: NPR, 04/19/2016


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