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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

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Board keeps reservoir in plan

Texas Water Development Board handed Dallas-area water planners a victory Thursday when its members voted to keep a proposal for a new East Texas reservoir in the state water plan.  

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Marvin Nichols Reservoir Stays in State Plan

It was an argument the state's top water planning officials had long avoided, over a huge lake that probably won't exist for decades — if ever. 

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News Release | Environment Texas

Statement of Environment Texas Director Luke Metzger on Today's Vote by The Texas Water Development Board on the Marvin Nichols Reservoir

The Texas Water Development Board voted 3-0 to keep the environmentally destructive Marvin Nichols Reservoir in the Region C water plan.

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Breathing Better

Have Texans breathed cleaner air since Rick Perry became governor?  The answer from both die-hard conservatives and ardent environmentalists is a near-unqualified yes. According to the most recent state and federal data, average levels of ozone — more commonly known as smog — decreased by nearly 25 percent in Texas between 2000 and 2013. And emissions of pollutants that contribute to ozone, as well as dangerous air toxics, dropped substantially.

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News Release | Environment Texas

Federal Court Gives Exxon Free Pass Despite Thousands of Air Pollution Violations

HOUSTON – A federal district court has refused to order any penalty or issue any other sanctions against ExxonMobil Corporation, despite the company’s admissions during a three-week trial in February that it committed many thousands of violations of the federal Clean Air Act at its Baytown, Texas, refinery and chemical plant complex.

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