TEXAS AND IT'S INDUSTRY FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDOUS POLLUTING LAWS
January 2, 2011
Howdy Bay Area Neighbors,
Wasn't it refreshing to read the headlines in the City and State section of the Chronicle Friday December 31, 2010. Three headlines caught my eye. First was 'Texas tries again to foil EPA, second was 'Downpour Sends raw sewage into bayou', and the third was 'Decision to expand dump put on hold'. Puts a light on where we're headed in 2011. More nuke waste material in Texas, More shit in Galveston Bay, and even more shit from the EPA and Austin. Maybe we can redirect Buffalo Bayou and the Nuke waste dump to the Governors office. well, it's just a thought. ...
Buffalo Bayou sewage repairs may take 3 weeks Pipes break from downpour's load
By ALLAN TURNER HOUSTON CHRONICLE Dec. 31, 2010, 9:13AM
City workers on Thursday began assessing damage to a maze of sewer pipes that, gorged with water from heavy rains, spewed more than 100,000 gallons of raw sewage into Buffalo Bayou.
Public works spokesman Alvin Wright said it may take as long as three weeks to repair the damage, but sewer customers should not be inconvenienced in the process.
"They can still flush," Wright said. ...
Texas tries again to foil EPA It asks federal appeals court to stop takeover of rules for permits
By MATTHEW TRESAUGUE HOUSTON CHRONICLE Dec. 30, 2010, 9:09PM
Texas took another swing Thursday at the EPA, asking a federal appeals court to block the agency from seizing the state's authority to regulate the largest industrial sources of greenhouse gas emissions.
The latest legal move comes three days before new nationwide regulations for emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases take effect. Texas is the only state to refuse to implement the rules.
The Texas petition to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia accuses the Environmental Protection Agency of abusing its powers by taking control of the permitting program without proper public notice. The EPA made the unilateral move Dec. 23.
"Once again, the federal government is overreaching and improperly intruding upon the state of Texas and its legal rights," Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said in a statement. Typically, the federal government delegates implementation of Clean Air Act rules to the states....
Judge orders halt to radioactive waste dump By JAY ROOT © 2010 The Associated Press
Dec. 30, 2010, 5:11PM
AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas judge ordered a temporary halt Thursday to a proposal that could allow three dozen states to dump their radioactive waste in far West Texas, a ruling that sided with environmentalists and caught the state attorney general's office off guard.
State District Judge Jon Wisser issued a temporary restraining order against the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission, which is scheduled to vote Jan. 4 on rules that could expand how much waste could be processed at a dump in remote Andrews County.
The injunction was issued in the judge's courtroom late Thursday morning, shortly after environmentalists filed the request, with nobody there representing the commission. A few minutes later, shocked lawyers from the Texas Attorney General's Office — which hadn't been officially notified of the pending court action — showed up and convinced the judge to order a new hearing on the injunction.
The hearing is set for Monday in Austin, one day before the commission's scheduled vote. ....
Friday, December 24, 2010
TEXAS NUCLEAR DUMP VOTE SET AMID HOLIDAY RUSH THANKS TO GOVERNOR RICK PERRY
NUCLEAR DUMP VOTE SET AMID HOLIDAY RUSH
CRITICS PROTEST TIMING OF MEETING ON 38-STATE WASTE FACILITY IN TEXAS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2008
TEXAS WINS TO BE NEXT BIG DUMPING GROUND FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS RADIOACTIVE WASTE
Monday, July 5, 2010
B.P. Gulf Oil Spill Tar Balls Hit Texas Beaches Galveston and Bolivar
Thursday, August 5, 2010
DEAD ZONES IN THE GULF AND GALVESTON BAY, NORTH AND SOUTH BACLIFF, SAN LEON, SHORELINE
flounders and stingrays floating belly up north and south of spillway part outlet.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
(DEAD DOLPHIN washed up on rocks in backyard, on Galveston Bay, in Bacliff, Texas 77518)
Saturday, July 19, 2008
GALVESTON BAY, swimming with the dolphins, PCBs, and FECAL MATTER
Greetings again kind friends and neighbors. ...
December 20, 2010
Don’t Trash Texas— Unless You Pay Perry $1.1 Million A billionaire gives the governor $500,000 more to make Texas the nation’s nuclear waste dump.
Terry S Singeltary Sr.
P.O. Box 42
Bacliff, Texas USA 77518