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We stopped 20 state parks from closing

After devastating budget cuts in 2011, this spring, the Legislature restored funding for state and local parks. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department had warned that 20 state parks would have to close without additional funds. But after a public outcry—including thousands of petition signatures from Environment Texas members—the Legislature boosted funding by $62 million. That's enough to keep all our state parks open, make critical repairs, replant trees destroyed by wildfire at Bastrop State Park, and to give grants to cities to build new parks, ball fields and playgrounds.

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Report finds issues with fracking on UT System land

The Environment Texas Research & Policy Center and the Frontier Group reported issues with oil drilling on UT System land, such as excessive water usage and the release of chemicals during drilling, in a study released Tuesday.

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University Of Texas Defends Fracking On University Owned Land

The University of Texas fought back against an environmental study that calls into question fracking practices on west Texas land owned by the university.

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Report: Fracking on UT Lands pollutes air and water

Fracking for oil and gas on one million acres of land owned by the University of Texas system has a substantial impact to the environment and public health, according to a first of its kind report by Environment Texas Research and Policy Center and Frontier Group.

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Advocates say Texas is squandering its sunshine

Texas earned a top 10 ranking in cumulative U.S. solar power capacity through 2014, but the state didn’t crack the top 20 in a per-capita calculation, according to a new study.

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Report: Fracking of UT land harming the environment

The fracking of land owned by the University of Texas for oil and gas has impacted public health, as well as the environment; according to a report by the Environmental Texas Research, Policy Center and Frontier Group.

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