Welcome to our new website!

By | Luke Metzger

Welcome to our new website! I hope this will serve as an even better resource for you to keep up to date about Environment Texas' work. But we're always looking to make it even better. Please let me know what you think and what else you'd like to see on the site. 

On Thursday, September 29, Environment Texas' Luke Metzger testified at an EPA hearing in Arlington about proposed new clean air standards for oil and gas drilling operations. Here is his testimony:

Good morning, my name is Luke Metzger and I am the Director of Environment Texas, a statewide, citizen-funded advocate for clean air, clean water and open spaces.

Today’s hearing is especially timely. The DFW is suffering from another orange ozone health warning, where electronic billboards on the highways advise us to limit our outdoor activities.

Wildfires at Bastrop State Park

By | Luke Metzger

An update on the status of Bastrop State Park from Park Superintendent Todd McClanahan:

I have finally had a moment to sit down and gather my thoughts and provide a brief assessment of what has occurred over the past 9 days.  First let me send out my sincerest condolences to those who have lost their homes during this tragic event.  This certainly has been one of the worst disasters in Texas’s history and is by far the worst wildfire event.  Nine state park employees (several more TPWD employees) have been affected by this fire with 7 who lost everything along with so many others in Bastrop.

With my five year old son Gus starting Kindergarten this week, I went through a mental checklist to make sure he has everything he needs (school supplies - check. lunchbox filled with healthy food - check. afterschool program confirmed to pick him up - check. his hair combed in the morning - oops, well, maybe tomorrow). With the critical stuff out of the way, I started to think about other things he needs to learn in a safe, healthy environment. Here are a few tips I came up with.