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New Report: Extreme Downpours Up 28 Percent in Texas

Scientists have said for years that global warming was “loading the dice” when it comes to increasing the frequency of severe storms, and a new Environment Texas report makes it clear that Texas is already experiencing extreme downpours much more frequently.  Specifically, the new report found that storms with heavy rainfall are now 28 percent more frequent in Texas than they were 60 years ago.

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New Study Finds Auto Fuel Economy Standards Will Save Texans $2 Billion per year

A new report by Environment Texas finds that the automobile fuel economy provision in the Senate energy bill would save Texas consumers $2 billion dollars at the pump in 2020, reduce oil consumption by 99 thousand barrels per day and would be the equivalent of taking 1.2 million cars off the road.

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Future Brighter for Christmas Mountains

Today's decision by the School Land Board to postpone the sale of the Christmas Mountains for ninety days is encouraging news. Yesterday, Commissioner Patterson announced that he would push the two other members of the School Land Board to accept one of the two private bids for the Christmas Mountains and gave an ultimatum to the National Park Service to change their policy on hunting or lose their right to try to add the property to Big Bend National Park. That did not happen, so clearly the other two board members are not comfortable with this deal. We thank Todd Barth and David Herrmann for respecting the strong public opposition to this sale and for seeking out a better solution.

News Release | Environment Texas

Future Brighter for Christmas Mountains

Today's decision by the School Land Board to postpone the sale of the Christmas Mountains for ninety days is encouraging news. Yesterday, Commissioner Patterson announced that he would push the two other members of the School Land Board to accept one of the two private bids for the Christmas Mountains and gave an ultimatum to the National Park Service to change their policy on hunting or lose their right to try to add the property to Big Bend National Park. That did not happen, so clearly the other two board members are not comfortable with this deal. We thank Todd Barth and David Herrmann for respecting the strong public opposition to this sale and for seeking out a better solution.

News Release | Environment Texas

On Eve of Possible Sale of Christmas Mountains, Group Asks for Delay

One day before the possible sale of the Christmas Mountains to private interests, parks advocates made a final plea to Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, Governor Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott to halt the sale to give time to the National Park Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to prepare bids to acquire the property. The groups announced that more than 6300 Texans have signed petitions asking for such a delay.

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