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Kiah Collier

Kiah Collier reports on energy and the environment for the Tribune. Since graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in philosophy and multimedia journalism, Kiah has reported on state and local government and politics for publications across the state, including the Austin-American Statesman and the Houston Chronicle. Kiah began her career at the San Angelo Standard-Times in West Texas, where she chronicled a burgeoning oil-and-gas boom and broke news about energy companies' voluminous water use during a prolific drought. The high point of Kiah's Tribune tenure so far came in early 2017 when she won a Peabody Award for her work on a project that examined research into a specific type of hurricane scientists say will eventually devastate the city of Houston.

Recent Contributions

Michael Stravato

Report: Texas criteria for polluted site cleanup 'significantly weaker' than neighboring states

A forthcoming report by the Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund says the standards Texas uses to determine how much — and whether — to clean up abandoned industrial facilities and other contaminated sites are 'significantly weaker' than those of neighboring states and the federal government, in part because it tolerates a higher cancer risk.

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Robert W. Hart

Trump unveils major rollback of Obama's Clean Power Plan

Texas' Republican leadership cheered the announcement of the so-called Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, which will give states broad authority in determining how to regulate pollution from coal-fired power plants. Along with coal-friendly West Virginia, Texas led a coalition of about two dozen states that sued over the rule's predecessor, calling it federal overreach.

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EPA: San Antonio ozone levels too high under new standard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday officially deemed Bexar County noncompliant with new, stricter ozone standards enacted under the Obama administration. The so-called "nonattainment designation" will come with stricter federal scrutiny that state and local officials say will adversely impact the local economy.

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