News Release | Environment Texas

Environment Texas Endorses Veronica Escobar for Congress

Environment Texas, which is a citizen-based environmental advocacy project of Environment America, announced today its endorsement of Judge Veronica Escobar for Congress (TX16). Veronica Escobar’s active and expressed support of Environment Texas’ work and values--fighting for open spaces, clean air, clean water and clean energy--led to today’s endorsement.

News Release | Environment Texas

Environment Texas Endorses Sylvia Garcia for Congress

AUSTIN - Environment Texas, which is a citizen-based environmental advocacy project of Environment America, announced today its endorsement of State Senator Sylvia Garcia for Congress (TX29). Sylvia Garcia’s active and expressed support of Environment Texas’ work and values--fighting for open space, clean air, clean water and clean energy--led to today’s endorsement.

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Environmentalists call on PUC to authorize energy storage to expedite Texas' shift to clean energy

AUSTIN – Environment Texas and the Sierra Club called on the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to approve a proposal by American Electric Power (AEP) to install two lithium-ion battery systems and to open up a rulemaking to clarify that energy storage technologies may be used by transmission companies for reliability purposes, even as they are also used by other market participants to provide electricity or shift electric demand. The groups pointed to a new Environment Texas report showing that energy storage technologies can be an important part of that electric grid of the future, helping to assure reliable access to electricity while supporting America’s transition to 100 percent renewable energy.

News Release | Environment America

Federal regulators reject Rick Perry proposal to bail out coal and nuclear plants

Federal regulators have rejected a proposal from Energy Secretary Rick Perry to subsidize unnecessary and aging coal and nuclear power plants at the expense of cleaner, more affordable energy options. The proposed rule was a not-so-thinly veiled effort to prop up dying fossil fuels and undermine modern, clean, renewable energy.

News Release | Environment Texas

Tax Bill Threatens America’s Environment

Today, the House of Representatives is voting on a tax bill that would open America’s unspoiled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and maintain billions in tax breaks for fossil fuel producers. 

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