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We’re cracking down on Texas’ worst polluters.

Our Texas Clean Air Project won landmark settlements on behalf of Environment Texas members against Shell Oil in 2009 and Chevron Phillips in 2010, after the companies agreed to halt illegal emissions and pay millions in fines. Now, as ExxonMobil releases millions of pounds in excess pollution at its Baytown facility, we’re using the same legal strategy to demand compliance with the law.

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Solar schools | Luke Metzger

America’s schools have played an important role in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap tremendous benefits from solar energy. As large buildings, they are significant sources of electricity demand and, with tens of thousands of rooftops suitable for solar panels, they have the potential to be major sources of clean energy as well. Many schools also incorporate the solar panels in to their science and technology curricula. Solar is helping schools save money on their electric bills and ensuring a brighter future for the next generation. And as public buildings, they serve as highly visible demonstrations for our neighborhoods of the potential for solar. 

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Stop plastic straw waste | Luke Metzger

My name is Maggie Okhuysen. I am a freshman Government major at UT as well as an Intern with the nonprofit, Environment Texas. Today I am asking that the Zero Waste Advisory Commission to take action to reduce single use plastic straw waste in Austin. Nothing we use for 10 minutes should pollute our environment for hundreds of years.

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These ‘Shining Cities’ will get you inspired about a sunny future | Ross Sherman

Cities and towns of all sizes are driving the transition to solar energy.

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Report | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Mayors for Solar Energy letter

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