Latest Texas Commission on Environmental Quality News

Houston lifts boil-water order affecting more than 2 million

Nov. 29, 2022 08:13 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials lifted an order Tuesday that had called for more than 2 million people in the nation's fourth-largest city to boil their tap water before drinking or using it. The boil order had been in effect since Sunday, when a power outage at a purification...

Water boil order issued for more than 2 million in Houston

Nov. 28, 2022 18:47 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — More than 2 million people in the Houston area were urged to boil their tap water Monday after a power outage at a purification plant prompted the mayor to initiate a review of what went wrong. The boil order notice tells customers in the nation's fourth-largest...

Equipment that's designed to cut methane emission is failing

Nov. 06, 2022 11:47 AM EST

As Sharon Wilson pulled up to the BP site in Texas last June, production tanks towered above the windblown grass roughly 60 miles southeast of San Antonio. Cows and pumpjacks lined the roadsides. All looked placid. But when Wilson flipped on a high-tech video camera, a disquieting...