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New Bill Would Protect More Than 58 Million Acres of Pristine Forest Land

A bill introduced in both houses of Congress today would protect 58.5 million acres of wild national forest land from mining, commercial logging, and road-building. The National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act, which would put the 2001 Roadless Rule into law, has 25 original cosponsors in the Senate and a bipartisan list of 152 original cosponsors in the House, including Representative Gene Green from Houston, TX.  The 2001 Rule aimed to protect undeveloped land in national forests from logging and the development of new roads, except those needed to fight fires, maintain forest health and ensure public safety.

News Release | Environment Texas

New Bill Would Protect More Than 58 Million Acres of Pristine Forest Land

HOUSTON - A bill introduced in both houses of Congress today would protect 58.5 million acres of wild national forest land from mining, commercial logging, and road-building. The National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act, which would put the 2001 Roadless Rule into law, has 25 original cosponsors in the Senate and a bipartisan list of 152 original cosponsors in the House, including Representative Gene Green from Houston, TX.  The 2001 Rule aimed to protect undeveloped land in national forests from logging and the development of new roads, except those needed to fight fires, maintain forest health and ensure public safety.

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Texas Ranks 19th in Energy Efficiency

A new report released today by the American Council on an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranks Texas 19th in the nation for programs to promote energy efficiency in homes, appliances, transportation and electric utilities. Environment Texas seized on the findings to call on the Texas Legislature to do more to reduce the state's dependence on fossil fuels, save consumers money and fight global warming.

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Report: Advanced Solar Homes Can Cut Costs

With nearly 2.2 million new homes likely to be built in Texas in the next twenty years, a new report finds that building these homes with energy-efficient technology and solar energy systems would reduce homeowners’ energy bills by $5.4 billion—a net savings of $480 per household per year. Environment Texas Research and Policy Center’s report, Building for a Clean Energy Future, also demonstrated that homes with energy efficient and solar technologies would cut pollution and save water.

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America Poised to Turn the Corner on Global Warming

Environment Texas today released The Clean Energy Future Starts Here: Understanding the American Clean Energy and Security Act, an analysis that puts the energy bill passed by the U.S. House in June in the perspective of its role in moving America toward clean energy, green jobs, and reduced global warming emissions.  The analysis comes as Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer and Foreign Relations Committee Chair John Kerry plan to release their energy bill on Wednesday, which will be the starting point for the Senate debate and is expected to follow the framework of the House bill.

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