News Release | Environment Texas

Statement: Clean Water Rule’s repeal opens Texas waterways to increased pollution

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to repeal the Clean Water Rule today, revoking the landmark 2015 environmental protections. The Clean Water Rule had that reestablished protections to drinking water sources on which 11.5 million Texans rely. The rule had the backing of more than 1,000 scientific studies, and was supported by comments from more than 34,000 Texans. 

News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Green infrastructure should protect Texans from flooding

AUSTIN -- Environment Texas Research and Policy Center today called on the state to invest a minimum of 20% of the $793 million dollar Flood Infrastructure Fund in green infrastructure, including rain gardens, urban forests, and mimicked wetlands. Today is the final day for public input on the program.  

News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

New study: Solar exploded 339-fold, wind quadrupled in Texas in last decade

HOUSTON - Since 2009, Texas has seen almost a 340-fold increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun and similarly impressive growth in wind, energy storage, and electric vehicle technology, according to a new report from Environment Texas Research & Policy Center. And earlier this summer, ERCOT revealed that wind outproduced coal in Texas in the first half of the year, for the first time ever.

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