News Release | Environment America

Statement: House advances greenest budget in recent memory

The House Appropriations Committee approved funding for a number of important environmental programs Friday as part of the FY21 funding bill for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Interior (DOI). Most notably, the budget dedicates emergency funding for many of the infrastructure proposals in the Moving Forward Act (H.R.2), including $10.2 billion for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds. Additionally, the bill blocks the administration’s attempts to: open the Tongass National Forest to logging; drill for oil in the Arctic Refuge; expand offshore drilling; weaken protections on toxic mercury and arsenic emissions; and open the Boundary Waters to toxic pollution from sulfide mining.

News Release | Environment Texas

Environment Texas endorses Sara Stapleton-Barrera for State Senate

AUSTIN - Leading Texas environmental group Environment Texas announced today its endorsement of Sara Stapleton-Barrera in the July 14 primary runoff for Texas Senate District 27. The incumbent is Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr.

News Release | Environment Texas

Environment Texas endorses Sarah Eckhardt for State Senate

AUSTIN - Leading Texas environmental group Environment Texas announced today its endorsement of former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt in the July 14 special election to fill Texas Senate District 14, recently vacated by Kirk Watson. “From Barton Springs to the Colorado River, Austin’s environment is the ‘soul of the city,” said Luke Metzger, Executive Director of Environment Texas. “But climate change, air and water pollution, and sprawl are putting much of what makes Austin special at great risk. Our next state Senator needs to be a champion for the environment, and Sarah Eckhardt is the clear choice to take the fight to the Capitol.”

News Release | Environment Texas

Environment Texas launches campaign calling for solar homes

AUSTIN - Environment Texas launched a campaign today to get Texas cities to require that new buildings have solar panels installed or be built in a way where solar can easily be added later. 

“We cannot miss the opportunity to generate the renewable energy that comes with powering every new home with solar,” said Luke Metzger, Executive Director of Environment Texas. “The most efficient time to install solar panels is when workers are already on the roof, and by making homes solar, it will lead to healthier and safer communities for years to come.”

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