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Saturated with oil money, Texas legislature saved industry from pollution rule

KARNES CITY, Texas — In January 2011, with air quality worsening in Texas’ booming oil and gas fields and the federal government beginning to take notice, state environmental regulators adopted rules to reduce harmful emissions. The industry rebelled. So did the state legislature. A few months later, the legislature overwhelmingly approved SB1134, a bill that […]