Breakdowns in Air Quality

More than 68 million pounds of mostly illegal air pollution poured from 679 facilities in Texas during 3,421 incidents of breakdowns and maintenance in 2015. This report, by the Environmental Integrity Project and Environment Texas, ranks the state’s worst industrial sites in terms of air pollution releases during equipment malfunctions and maintenance. The report provides evidence that the oil and gas industry is the worst for spewing a huge portion of its pollution during malfunctions.