News Release | Environment Texas

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

AUSTIN - 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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Environment Texas Asks Perry, Abbott to Save the Christmas Mountains

Environment Texas launched an online petition today calling on Governor Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott to direct their appointees on the School Land Board to cancel the sale of the Christmas Mountains to private interests and work to arrange permanent protection of the property as part of Big Bend National Park. Environment Texas condemned Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson (chair of the School Land Board) for blocking the park’s protection and asked Perry and Abbott to intervene.

News Release | Environment Texas

Environment Texas Asks Perry, Abbott to Save the Christmas Mountains

AUSTIN- Environment Texas launched an online petition today calling on Governor Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott to direct their appointees on the School Land Board to cancel the sale of the Christmas Mountains to private interests and work to arrange permanent protection of the property as part of Big Bend National Park. Environment Texas condemned Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson (chair of the School Land Board) for blocking the park’s protection and asked Perry and Abbott to intervene.

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Environment Texas Congratulates Gore

Environment Texas congratulated former Vice President Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today on receiving this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for their tireless efforts to inform the public about the dangers of global warming and urge action to slow its progress.

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On the Clean Water Act's 35th Anniversary, Polluters Continue to Contaminate Texas Waterways

More than 53 percent of industrial and municipal facilities across Texas discharged more pollution into our waterways than their Clean Water Act permits allow in 2005, according to Troubled Waters: An analysis of Clean Water Act compliance, a new report released today by Environment Texas.

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