VIDEO: Save San Antonio’s Coal Plants

‘Dirty’ Deely announces retirement at San Antonio Earth Day 2018. But pleads: “It’s not too late to save my little brother and sister!” San Antonio coal plant “Dirty” Deely made […]

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San Antonio’s 15 Worst Polluters

Deceleration‘s map of San Antonio’s major emitters of greenhouse gases, toxic chemicals, and so-called “criteria” pollutants. Greg Harman To state the obvious, San Antonio’s “Dirty” Deely coal plant is a […]

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Google Map of Hurricane Harvey’s Toxic Releases

It’s past time to stop whining about gas prices. Though the more obvious violence of Hurricane Harvey may be passed, residents of Southeast Texas and Louisiana continue to face threats […]

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‘Pharmacist’s Nightmare’ in New York Waterways

‘Suspect screening’ confirms range of pharmaceuticals, including anticonvulsants, antihistamines, and muscle relaxants. A new way to test for a wide range of micropollutants in waterways has already turned up a nightmarish […]

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Agent Orange: Major Dump of Toxic Mission, Tx-Related Docs

Consistently, one of the most trafficked pages on Deceleration is a reprint of an article I wrote about the poisoning of the people of Gulfport, Miss., by Agent Orange chemicals […]

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Corpus Christi’s Water Ban Linked to Valero Contamination

More than 300,000 residents to avoid all contact with city water. Corpus Christi officials have identified a chemical that is suspected to have leaked into the Texan city’s tap water […]

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Questions for San Antonio’s Calumet Refinery

Consider this my spring cleaning, late as it is. The subject: the mangle of flares and flanges known as the Calumet (or NuStar, or AGE) refinery in South SA. While some […]

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Eagle Ford Fracking: Texas Doing Little To Protect Residents From Pollution

An eight-month investigation by the Center for Public Integrity, InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel reveals Texas has done next to nothing to protect people in the Eagle Ford’s booming […]

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Fracking Texas, Recycling ‘Flowback,’ & Water Contamination

Billions of gallons of water are wasted each year to fracture shale formations around the country and free trapped oil and gas. After the water is shot down a well, […]

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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 […]

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Coal as ‘Savior’? Sins of Omission Cloud the Story of Big Brown’s Town

“Dread,” read the headline about the East Texas coal belt and proposed federal climate regulations. Finally, I thought. Finally an appropriate response from the coal industry. Obama insists new climate […]

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Eco Realism: What Your Newspaper Should Look Like

Last night a friend and fellow committed lover of the earth our home invited me to sit on a committee for a local environmental advocacy organization. Why not? I’m an […]

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