June 2015

It was just two months ago we featured the results of a study out of Boston that linked exposure to Particulate Matter, or PM pollution to brain aging and increased risk of dementia. Before that, we highlighted studies linking PM to autism and Parkinson-like symptoms. Now comes one more long-term, peer-reviewed report that connects ambient […]

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For the second time in five years, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality thought it had gamed the system. It believed it could get away with another DFW "clean air plan" that didn't actually do anything. It looks like it was wrong. A series of events playing out since December of last year has seemingly […]

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When the phenomenon of toxic exposures first hit the popular culture, it was all about cancer risks. This or that chemical or product increased your cancer risks. Cancer risks still define the way the EPA regulates chemicals with a theoretical safe threshold of one cancer case in a million. Cancer is the headliner of environmental […]

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Summer's here and the time is right for…putting on those gas masks. This last Saturday saw DFW's first official violation of the federal ozone, or smog, standard of 75 ppb in 2015. That doesn't mean it was the first instance of an "exceedence" of the 75 ppb standard at an area air monitor. Oh no. […]

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It's not news to anyone that the current Texas state government is "polluter-friendly." For proof, just look at the list of new legislation passed in Austin during the last five months. But there's "friendly," and then there's pandering. And right now, we have a state government that's pandering to polluters to the point of letting […]

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On Monday, three local Dentonites blocked the driveway of the Vantage gas drilling site on the edge of town. They were arrested and charged with a Class B misdemeanor. On Tuesday, three more local residents were busted on the same driveway and charged with the same crime. And so the first organized acts of civil […]

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