News Release | Environment America

Bernhardt announces an indefinite delay to the administration’s unpopular offshore drilling expansion

"It’s a good day in America when the administration announces it will delay plans to massively expand offshore oil drilling. This is welcome news because, while the delay may stem more from the court ruling, it's a decision that makes even more sense based on the fact that expanding offshore drilling in 2019 is wildly unpopular."

News Release | Environment Texas

Environment Texas decries “cynical” ploy to attack clean energy while ignoring market impacts of subsidies for dirtier energy

AUSTIN - Wind and solar power receive half the state subsidies that other forms of energy do — yet they’re the sole focus of a bill up in the Texas Senate that’s seemingly designed to cast doubt on these increasingly important sources of clean electricity in Texas.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA seeks to legalize pollution via groundwater

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new interpretation of the Clean Water Act on Monday that fails to protect against pollution that passes through groundwater before reaching our waterways. The EPA is grossly misinterpreting the Clean Water Act and putting our waters at risk by opening loopholes for pollution. This change would leave the public vulnerable to toxic pollution, as our current lawsuit in Massachusetts demonstrates.

News Release

New study ranks El Paso the No. 3 solar city in Texas

AUSTIN – El Paso ranked 3rd in the state for solar energy capacity in the sixth edition of Shining Cities 2019: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report by Environment Texas Research & Policy Center. The group pointed to a new solar energy bulk purchasing program available through the state and bills in the Legislature as opportunities to further boost the region’s use of solar energy.

News Release | Environment Texas

New study ranks San Antonio the No.7 solar city in the nation

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio ranked 7th nationwide for solar energy capacity in the sixth edition of Shining Cities 2019: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report by Environment Texas Research & Policy Center. San Antonio added 25.9 megawatts (MW) of solar in 2018, including at multiple H-E-B locations, the Will Smith Zoo School and the San Antonio Federal Credit Union. The report comes as San Antonio considers a climate action plan and the Legislature considers bills which would both significantly boost the city’s use of solar energy.

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