News Release | Environment America

Congressional co-sponsors of Great American Outdoors Act speak out at Environment America virtual rally for public lands

Sen. Manchin, lead sponsor of the bill in the Senate, spoke to the broad bipartisan support for the bill, and commented on how a desire to protect our nation’s public lands for future generations unites us all as well. “Passing the Great American Outdoors Act is an investment in our nation and our future generations, and will ensure our children and grandchildren can enjoy the wild and wonderful outdoor spaces of America for decades to come,” he said.

News Release | Environment Texas

U.S. Senate votes to make major investment in America’s public lands

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to pass the Great American Outdoors Act, a bipartisan bill to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually and provide $9.5 billion over five years to fix maintenance problems that are plaguing America’s public lands. The final vote on the bill was introduced by Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), prevailing in the Senate 73-25. Senators Cornyn and Cruz voted against the bill.

News Release | Environment Texas

Texas conservation leaders ask Sen. Cornyn to support Great American Outdoors Act

AUSTIN - Almost four dozen Texas conservation, hunting, landowner and travel industry leaders wrote Senator John Cornyn today urging him to support the Great American Outdoors Act, currently under debate in the U.S. Senate. This bill would permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually and provide $9.5 billion over five years to fix maintenance problems that are plaguing America’s public lands.

News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Environment Texas Research & Policy Center calls for moratorium on oil infrastructure

AUSTIN -- As the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) prepares to hear from Chairman Wayne Christian’s Blue Ribbon Task Force for Oil Economic Recovery next Tuesday, June 16, Environment Texas Research and Policy Center has released a new report urging the RRC to address environmental damage from oil and gas production and to pause construction of new oil and gas infrastructure. 

News Release | Environment Texas

Environmental Groups Take Legal Action Over Air Pollution from Industrial Flares

“In our Clean Air Act lawsuit against ExxonMobil, an expert on industrial flares testified at trial that illegal flaring emissions from the company’s Baytown petrochemical complex were probably three to four times higher than the amounts ExxonMobil reported — and that testimony went completely unrebutted,” said Luke Metzger, Executive Director of Environment Texas.  “These hidden impacts on surrounding communities are significant, as the reported violations alone already totaled 10 million pounds of harmful chemicals.”

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