News Release | Environment Texas

Air raid: Legislature repurposes clean air funds for roads

AUSTIN - At least 35 percent of funds dedicated for air quality programs will now instead go to road-building, under legislation sent Tuesday to Gov. Greg Abbott. The raid on clean air funds was a lowlight in a legislative session where the environment otherwise fared well amid an onslaught of efforts to weaken protections. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Activist investors pick up third Exxon board seat

WASHINGTON -- After a surprise win last week, activist investors have picked up a third ExxonMobil board seat, according to reports. This development will provide additional leverage to press the oil giant to address growing concerns about climate change.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Senate transportation bill includes key $350 million to fund wildlife crossings

The Senate Environment and Public Works committee will mark up a bipartisan transportation bill on Wednesday that includes $350 million for wildlife crossings, which would allow animals to safely traverse over and under roadways and access new habitat.

News Release | Environment Texas

House passes modest blackout response bill, rejects anti-renewable energy amendments

As global warming makes extreme weather more frequent and more severe, we need to batten down the hatches to protect Texas families from blackouts and worse. 

News Release | Environment Texas

Texas House committee passes blackout bill, strikes anti-renewable language

Today the Texas House State Affairs committee unanimously approved an amended version of SB 3, legislation responding to the deadly February blackouts. The bill largely strikes language from the Senate-passed version of the bill which would have made wind and solar power pay potentially billions for "ancillary services" and "replacement power." 

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