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News Release | Environment Texas

Texas gets an F for efforts to address lead in school drinking water

AUSTIN– Reacting to pervasive lead contamination in schools’ drinking water, Environment Texas and TexPIRG gave Texas an F grade today for addressing the problem, according to a new national report. The group announced support for legislation by Rep. James Talarico to ensure lead-free water in Texas schools and daycares.

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Report | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Get the Lead Out

Our children need safe drinking water – especially at school where they go to learn and play each day.  Unfortunately, lead is contaminating drinking water at schools and pre-schools across the country. As our report shows, states are failing to make the grade when it comes to keeping lead out of drinking water at school.  Instead of waiting for more testing, we need to proactively remove the lead pipes and plumbing at the root of this toxic hazard for our children.

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Top environmental (and anti-environmental) bills in the Texas Legislature | Luke Metzger

Almost 9,000 bills were filed in the Legislature by last Friday’s deadline. We’re still sifting through all of them, but here’s my first cut at our favorite and least favorite bills of the 2019 session.

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