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Congress to Vote on Proposal to Increase Vehicle Gas Mileage

With gasoline prices hovering around $3 a gallon and Congress poised to vote on a proposal to increase automobile gas mileage standards to at least 33 miles per gallon (mpg), Environment Texas today released an analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists documenting the benefits of a 33 mpg standard and called on the Texas congressional delegation to support it.   

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New Report: Gulf of Mexico Makes Little Progress Increasing the Number of Healthy Fish Stocks, Feds Hide Failures Using Shell Games

Zero federal fish stocks managed solely by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council are known to be healthy, and this number has not changed since 2001, finds a new report released today by Environment Texas and the Marine Fish Conservation Network (Network).  Important game fish and menu items including red snapper, greater amberjack, and vermilion snapper continue to be fished at unsustainable rates despite the fact that the National Marine Fisheries Service lists them as overfished.

"It is in the best interest of the health of our oceans that science, not politics be our guiding principle for all management decisions,” said Luke Metzger, Advocate for Environment Texas.

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Polluters Foul Texas Waters

More than 58 percent of industrial and municipal facilities across Texas discharged more pollution into our waterways than their Clean Water Act permits allow between July 2003 and December 2004, according to Troubled Waters: An analysis of Clean Water Act compliance, a new report released today by Environment Texas.

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Court Strikes Down Major Bush Air Pollution Rule

A federal appeals court today stuck down a highly controversial air pollution rule that was a centerpiece of the Bush administration’s environmental agenda.  The 2003 rule gutted key provisions of the Clean Air Act, known as New Source Review, that require power plants and other industrial sources of air pollution to install modern pollution controls when they make physical or operational changes that increase emissions.