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TX Renewable Energy on Deathrow

Today Sen. Troy Fraser floated legislative language as an amendment to SB 483 (currently in conference committee) that would essentially destroy Texas' renewable energy market.

News Release | Environment Texas

New Report Warns That Many Texas Natural Areas Are Threatened With Development

With the Texas House expected to approve a parks funding bill today, Environment Texas released a new report warning that many biologically important natural areas in Texas are threatened with development. The group used the report’s findings to call on the Legislature to appropriate at least $15 million per year to acquire threatened natural areas and protect them as state parks. Environment Texas also called on the Legislature not to eliminate park discounts for school, church and scout groups, as may be required in the current budget.

News Release | Environment Texas

New Report Warns That Many Texas Natural Areas Are Threatened With Development

AUSTIN - With the Texas House expected to approve a parks funding bill today, Environment Texas released a new report warning that many biologically important natural areas in Texas are threatened with development. The group used the report’s findings to call on the Legislature to appropriate at least $15 million per year to acquire threatened natural areas and protect them as state parks. Environment Texas also called on the Legislature not to eliminate park discounts for school, church and scout groups, as may be required in the current budget.

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One Year After Texas Blackouts: More on the Way?

On the anniversary of rolling blackouts that hit Texas one year ago today, a group of consumer and environmental advocates warned that the state could see more blackouts if emergency measures aren’t taken to reduce demand for electricity. The group pointed to HB 3693 (Straus), which requires utilities and state and local governments to make greater investments in energy efficiency, as legislation critical to “keeping the lights on.”

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Texas Ranks First in Nation for Global Warming Pollution

Global warming pollution in Texas increased by 18% between 1990 and 2004, according to The Carbon Boom, a new analysis of state fossil fuel consumption data released today by Environment Texas.  This is the first time that 2004 state-by-state data on carbon dioxide emissions have been released. The report finds that Texas ranks first in the nation for total emissions, first for emissions from coal plants, first for emissions from natural gas plants, and first for the largest increase in emissions from motor gasoline consumption.

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