State documents show dozens of requests from petrochemical companies to suspend routine monitoring for chemical leaks due to the pandemic. Companies say it’s necessary to keep staff members safe from COVID-19, but environmentalists warn it puts fenceline communities at risk.
An investigative story by the LA Times reports the space agency offered to deploy a sophisticated airplane to monitor pollution levels over the area the hurricane impacted. The TCEQ says the data it would have collected wouldn't have been useful because it wouldn't have been gathered at ground level.
Kathleen Hartnett White, President Trump’s pick for a powerful White House environmental post, is backing away from her testimony before senators denying a role in under reporting radiation contamination in Texas drinking water.