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Tag: Bexar County
San Antonio’s ‘Motor City’ Ambition Spells Trouble for Future Air Quality
Toyota Manufacturing came to San Antonio, in part, to save on the cost of pollution control technologies. Now with the EPA declaring Bexar County in nonattainment is it time to stop chasing auto manufacturing jobs?
‘Three Billion Reasons’ San Antonio Should Reject the RNC
*UPDATE: It appears the San Antonio City Council doesn’t take all their marching orders from the San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board. Counter the daily’s advice, San Antonio’s electeds voted today to take a pass on the RNC.* Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert and a passel of friends urged the City […]
Clean Water Act Settlement Follows San Antonio Water System CEO Bonus
Yesterday, the SAWS Board of Directors agreed to give its CEO, Robert Puente, a $72,000 “performance award” on top of his annual $325,187 salary. The bonus was given in part for his leadership in overseeing the integration of the Bexar Metropolitan Water District, according to the Express-News. Today, the U.S. EPA and Department of […]
Ozone, Coal, and Efficiency in San Antonio: EDF’s Elena Craft Elaborates
I haven’t had time to follow up with Elena Craft (right), health scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund’s Austin office, who served to keep a recent air-quality panel at San Antonio’s Rackspace on point about certain local and state-level policy failings responsible for fouling our shared respirable resource. I had intended to reach […]
Martinez Creek Sewer Line May Limit Green Makeover Of Westside Creeks
Decades after channelizing vast lengths of San Antonio’s rivers and creeks as means of controlling floodwaters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers engaged with the City of San Antonio and Bexar County in the ecological restoration of 8 miles of the San Antonio River south of downtown along what has […]