EPA Audit: Monitoring of Hurricane Harvey Air Pollution Insufficient

Hurricane Harvey cost more than $125 billion in damages and filled more than 80,000 homes with at least 18 inches of water. But monitoring efforts failed to fully assess the effect of hundreds of tons of hazardous air pollutants industrial facilities released during the natural disaster, a federal watchdog reported Monday. 

Read more

‘Howdy, Modi’: Trump to Join Indian Prime Minister at Houston Rally

The U.S. denied Narendra Modi a visa for years over concerns he was complicit in Hindu mob killings of Muslims. But on Sunday, amid a crisis in the disputed Kashmir region, India’s prime minister will get a hero’s welcome in Houston from 50,000 Indian-Americans and President Donald Trump.

Read more

Trial Over Hurricane Flooding in Houston Wraps Up

Is it inevitable that another massive storm like Hurricane Harvey will bring disastrous flooding to Houston? Seeking to avoid government liability for home flooding caused by two Houston-area dams retaining runoff from the historic deluge, a Justice Department attorney argued Friday the probability of another Harvey is “incredibly low.”

Read more