19 days left in the Texas legislature

By | Luke Metzger
Executive Director

We're down to less than 19 days left in the Legislative session. Here's where we stand.

My name is Luke Metzger and I am the Executive Director of Environment Texas, and I am here in support of HB3035. The problem we hope to address today goes back decades.

In 2003, the State Auditor found that TCEQ’s enforcement policy “does not consistently ensure violators are held accountable”. After looking into 80 cases and finding an economic benefit of $8.6 million, it was discovered that fines totaled to only $1.6 million, or 19% of the economic benefit.

41 days to go - how the environment is faring in the #txlege

By | Luke Metzger
Executive Director

With 41 days left in the Legislative session, we’re in crunch time. The conventional wisdom is that if bills haven’t been scheduled a hearing by now, they’re likely dead. As such, let’s look at what’s still standing.  

Many of us are eager to build a greener, healthier world, one powered solely by clean, renewable energy. But with the lack of leadership at the state and federal level, we have to be creative in advancing that vision. Thankfully many cities, colleges and other institutions are making the switch to wind and solar power, but more needs to be done. Join us for a webinar to learn how you can help.

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