It may come as a shock, but the EPA and industry view exposures to toxic chemicals in basically the same way that a famous 16th-Century  occultist named  Paracelsus did over 500 years ago: The amount of exposure to a chemical determines its toxicity; the higher the dose, the more toxic it is. The lower the…

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A dozen environmental and citizens groups filed a petition with EPA on Wednesday to close a loophole in the law and include oil and gas pollution in the annual system of self-reporting emissions and releases with which most US industrial polluters already have to comply. The Toxic Release Inventory, or TRI, was created in the…

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Texas environmentalists are a hardy lot. They have to be given the state's political leadership over the last two decades. Being from Texas, we know what lost causes look like, and how to most gloriously lose them. Being environmentalists, we understand that you have to wade through a lot of biowaste to get any energy…

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