Part 2: Environmental Bills to Watch

By | Luke Metzger
Director

A few more bills to watch in the final weeks of session.

Fracking Disclosure: Yesterday, the House approved HB 3328 (Keffer) on second reading. The bill requires drillers of natural gas and oil to publicly disclose each chemical ingredient used in hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”) on each well - the first such law in the nation.

Environmental Bills to Watch

By | Luke Metzger
Director

With just 21 days left in the legislative session, I wanted to give you a quick update on how Environment Texas' priorities are faring at the Legislature. 

State Energy Plan: What started out as a bold vision to retire some of Texas’ dirtiest coal-fired power plants and replace them with cleaner sources of energy has unfortunately devolved in to a bill which would actually move Texas backwards on clean energy.

Banning BPA on Children's Products

By | Luke Metzger
Director


On Wednesday, May 4th, 2011, the House Public Health Committee took testimony on HB 129, authored by Rep. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston), which would ban the use of Bisphenol A in most children's products.

Environment Texas strongly supports this legislation. Below is our testimony given at the hearing:

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