News Release | Environment America

EPA’s proposed lead rule fails to ensure safe drinking water

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposal to update to the federal Lead and Copper Rule. As proposed, EPA’s long-awaited update to the Lead and Copper Rule falls far short of the decisive action needed to “get the lead out” of our drinking water. And in a few critical provisions, the proposed rule could even take us backwards.  

News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

A&M Faculty Speak Out About Global Warming Pollution

AUSTIN - More than 50 faculty members of the Texas A&M University System sent a letter to Chancellor John Sharp today urging him to work to reduce global warming pollution from oil and gas operations on two million acres of land administered by the Texas A&M University and University of Texas Systems. The letter states that “in 2017, emissions from University Lands were eighteen times more than that of the Texas A&M campus.”

News Release | Environment Texas

State parks supporters to launch 7 city, 13 park tour to promote Prop 5

AUSTIN - Environment Texas today announced a statewide tour to build public support for Proposition 5, a constitutional amendment on the ballot November 5, which would guarantee sales taxes on sporting goods go to fund state and local parks. The group will visit 13 different state parks and hold events in seven cities to encourage Texans to help make sure parks are properly funded. 

News Release | Environment Texas

Statement: Clean Water Rule’s repeal opens Texas waterways to increased pollution

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to repeal the Clean Water Rule today, revoking the landmark 2015 environmental protections. The Clean Water Rule had that reestablished protections to drinking water sources on which 11.5 million Texans rely. The rule had the backing of more than 1,000 scientific studies, and was supported by comments from more than 34,000 Texans. 

News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Green infrastructure should protect Texans from flooding

AUSTIN -- Environment Texas Research and Policy Center today called on the state to invest a minimum of 20% of the $793 million dollar Flood Infrastructure Fund in green infrastructure, including rain gardens, urban forests, and mimicked wetlands. Today is the final day for public input on the program.