In this Feb. 25, 2010 photo, a sea of stacks, pipes and storage tanks are amassed along the Houston ship channel in Houston. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is vastly underestimating pollution spewed by the nation's oil and chemical plants, even though regulators and industry know that more accurate, higher-tech measuring methods have been available for years.

AP Photo/Pat Sullivan

In this Feb. 25, 2010 photo, a sea of stacks, pipes and storage tanks are amassed along the Houston ship channel in Houston. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is vastly underestimating pollution spewed by the nation's oil and chemical plants, even though regulators and industry know that more accurate, higher-tech measuring methods have been available for years.

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