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We’re cracking down on Texas’ worst polluters.

Our Texas Clean Air Project won landmark settlements on behalf of Environment Texas members against Shell Oil in 2009 and Chevron Phillips in 2010, after the companies agreed to halt illegal emissions and pay millions in fines. Now, as ExxonMobil releases millions of pounds in excess pollution at its Baytown facility, we’re using the same legal strategy to demand compliance with the law.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America and EnergySage announce partnership to help more Americans adopt solar power

In an effort to help more Americans research and adopt solar energy for their homes and businesses, Environment America and EnergySage announced a new partnership today. Environment America will encourage its members and the general public to use the EnergySage platform to find the right solar installation option in their area.

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News Release | Environment Texas

Trump's first 100 days: A disaster for Texas's environment and our families' health

AUSTIN – In his first 100 days, President Trump has taken dozens of actions that threaten clean air, clean water, and treasured Texas places like Big Bend and Padre Island. “There’s no question — President Trump is a disaster for our environment and public health,” said Brian Zabcik, the Clean Air & Clean Water Advocate at Environment Texas. “His actions will make our air and water dirtier; ensure we experience the worst effects of climate change even more swiftly; and will expose us to more toxic chemicals. Bottom line, these rollbacks put the health of families at risk.”

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News Release | Environment Texas

Federal court: Exxon violated Clean Air Act over 16,000 times, must pay $19.95 million penalty

HOUSTON – After initially ruling in favor of ExxonMobil Corporation and then getting overturned on appeal, a federal district court has found that Exxon committed 16,386 days of violation of the federal Clean Air Act at its Baytown, Texas, refinery and chemical plant.  As a result, the court has ordered Exxon to pay $19.95 million, which is believed to be the largest civil penalty ever imposed in an environmental “citizen suit,” a citizen-initiated enforcement mechanism Congress included in the Clean Air Act and other federal environmental laws.  

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Online tool to track air pollution in Texas debuts

Air pollution happens every day in Houston. Sometimes, that pollution is well within permit limits, considered safe by state environmental regulators, and sometimes, it's not. So how do Houston residents who care about air quality tell the difference? Several environmental groups have recently debuted a handy new tool that notifies people when a Texas industry anticipates releasing air pollution that exceeds permitted limits.

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This isn’t your normal Earth Day. Make it your most impactful. | Ross Sherman

Ideas for action during a challenging time for our environment.

 

 

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