Yesterday, Environment Texas held a news conference to highlight local support for the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Here are the prepared remarks of our speakers, including me, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, businessman and Earth Day Texas founder Trammell Crow, and Melissa Ashmore of Interfaith Power and Light.

Clean Water – Getting the facts straight

By | Sara E Smith
Staff Attorney

Despite recent victories, big polluters and their allies in Austin and DC are waging a political, legal and public relations war against clean water, spreading misinformation and threatening to undo all of the progress we’ve made.

Clean air - What's the big deal?

By | Sara E Smith
Staff Attorney

Pollution from refineries and chemical plants makes people sick, from serious trouble breathing, to heart attacks and even premature death. But, state regulators, like the TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality), largely look the other way even when we know for a fact that big polluters are breaking the law.

Dirty coal's war on clean water

By | Sara E Smith
Staff Attorney

Murray Energy, the third largest coal company in the nation, recently filed a lawsuit to derail the biggest step to protect clean water in more than a decade.

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