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New Nuclear Plants Too Risky to Build

Environmental groups today decried NRG Energy Inc.’s plans to build two new reactors at its South Texas nuclear plant site. The costs for the reactors are expected to reach $5 billion and will expose Texans to the risks and radioactive wastes of nuclear power. Nuclear power is extremely costly and relies on taxpayer subsidies, creates radioactive waste with no long-term disposal solution, and poses security and public health risks.

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New Report: Texas Global Warming Pollution Up 178% Since 1960

Global warming pollution in Texas jumped 178% between 1960 and 2001, according to The Carbon Boom, a new analysis of government data released today by Environment Texas.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Clean Water Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a split decision today in two Clean Water Act cases, Rapanos v. United States and Carabell v. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Statement of Environment Texas Advocate Luke Metzger on Council Approval of the Bond Package

We’re very pleased by the final bond package approved by City Council today. This bond package provides the vision and resources we need to protect Austin’s quality of life and environment into the future and Austinites should be excited. We are particularly thankful for the Council’s efforts on behalf of protecting Barton Springs and the Edwards Aquifer. After receiving the largest cut of any item being considered in the bond package, the Council clearly listened to the overwhelming public support for protecting the springs and increased funds to $50 million for aquifer land acquisition. The council received more than 1700 postcards, e-mails, phone calls and letters in support of more money for open space, making it perhaps the single largest commented on item in the whole package. This proposed investment couldn’t come at a more critical time for aquifer protection. City staff have warned that 7500 acres of land in the Barton Springs watershed are under imminent threat of development, jeopardizing water quality and the unique natural character of our city. Again we thank the Council for their leadership and are confident Austin voters will like what they see.

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Statement of Environment Texas Advocate Luke Metzger on Council Approval of the Bond Package

We’re very pleased by the final bond package approved by City Council today. This bond package provides the vision and resources we need to protect Austin’s quality of life and environment into the future and Austinites should be excited.

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