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TXU's Plan to Drop 8 Plants Great News, But 11 Plants Still in Works for Texas

Environment Texas today applauded the cancellation of plans by TXU to build eight coal-fired power plants. Environment Texas also expressed concern that three new coal-fired plants remained on the drawing board in Texas, and as many as 140 other plants across the country.

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Statement of Environment Texas Director Luke Metzger on SB 12 (Averitt)

STATEMENT: Today is a good day for the breathers of Texas. We applaud Senator Averitt for his leadership in bringing blue skies back to Texas. Air pollution has been making Texas families sick for too long and SB 12 is a critical step to making our air safe to breathe again. We need to get some of the dirtiest cars and trucks off Texas roads and it’s time the Legislature appropriate the money that was intended for just that purpose. By requiring greater energy efficiency, SB 12 will also reduce pollution from the electricity sector.

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Pollution Blamed for Global Warming in Authoritative Scientific Report

The world’s scientists are more than 90% certain that human activity – primarily burning fossil fuels to power cars, power plants, and factories – is responsible for most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century, according to a consensus report released early this morning by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body charged with assessing the scientific record on global warming.

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Local Parks Contribute Billions To Texas Economy Says New Report by Economist Ray Perryman

A new analysis by Texas economist Dr. Ray Perryman finds that local parks in Texas contribute more than $5.5 billion to Texas’ economy and create more than 38,000 jobs. A coalition of parks directors and business and environmental leaders from across the state used the report’s conclusions to call on the Legislature to increase funding for parks by passing HB6 and SB252.

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Local Parks Contribute Billions To Texas Economy Says New Report by Economist Ray Perryman

AUSTIN –A new analysis by Texas economist Dr. Ray Perryman finds that local parks in Texas contribute more than $5.5 billion to Texas’ economy and create more than 38,000 jobs. A coalition of parks directors and business and environmental leaders from across the state used the report’s conclusions to call on the Legislature to increase funding for parks by passing HB6 and SB252.

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