News Release | Environment Texas

Key National Forest Protections Reinstated

Judge Elizabeth Laporte of the Northern District of California today overturned the Bush administration’s repeal of protections for nearly 60 million acres of pristine national forest lands.  This includes roughly 4,000 acres in the Sam Houston National Forest north of Houston.

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New Report: Texas Is Getting Hotter

This year’s unprecedented heat wave is part of a broader trend of rising temperatures in Texas, according to a new report released today by Environment Texas.  The average temperature in Houston is up 1.1° F since 2000 compared with the previous three decades (1971-2000).

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”Coal Rush” To Threaten Environment, Challenge America's Energy Security

Energy companies are planning to build over 150 coal-fired power plants in locations across the United States, according to a report released today by Environment Texas. Far from enhancing America’s energy security, the wave of proposed plants – most of them powered by dirty, last-generation technologies – would dramatically increase global warming emissions and pose energy security and economic problems.

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Reliant Energy Working to Derail Renewable Energy Market in Texas

A coalition of environmental, religious, and low-income advocates today called on Reliant Energy to drop its active opposition to renewable energy. The groups pointed to comments filed with the Public Utility Commission as evidence Reliant is actively working to stall renewable energy development in Texas.

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Reliant Energy Working to Derail Renewable Energy Market in Texas

A coalition of environmental, religious, and low-income advocates today called on Reliant Energy to drop its active opposition to renewable energy. The groups pointed to comments filed with the Public Utility Commission as evidence Reliant is actively working to stall renewable energy development in Texas.

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