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Austin, Texas approves another 162 MW of solar projects

According to an analysis by Environment Texas, Austin is on track for solar to represent roughly 13% of its electricity generation by 2017. In order to qualify for the 30% federal Investment Tax Credit these projects must come online in this timeframe.

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To Paxton's Cheers, Court Blocks EPA Clean Water Rule

“Texas' waterways are incredibly important to our environment, our health and our economy,” said Sara Smith, an attorney with the group Environment Texas. “Unfortunately, polluting industries promised legal warfare when the Obama Administration decided to move forward on this rule, and that's exactly what we are seeing now.”

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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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Groups, student government say UT must change fracking policies

Environment Texas, the Sierra Club and members of UT's student government released a report Tuesday outlining the effect fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is having on university-owned land in West Texas.

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