News Release | Environment Texas

New study ranks San Antonio the No.7 solar city in the nation

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio ranked 7th nationwide for solar energy capacity in the sixth edition of Shining Cities 2019: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report by Environment Texas Research & Policy Center. San Antonio added 25.9 megawatts (MW) of solar in 2018, including at multiple H-E-B locations, the Will Smith Zoo School and the San Antonio Federal Credit Union. The report comes as San Antonio considers a climate action plan and the Legislature considers bills which would both significantly boost the city’s use of solar energy.

News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Texas colleges lead nation on clean energy

AUSTIN - Southwestern University and Austin College topped the chart in a new national ranking of campuses with the most renewable energy, while Rice University took third place for its percentage of electric campus vehicles.

News Release | Environment America

Americans to Interior Secretary nominee Bernhardt: support full funding of the Land & Water Conservation Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is America’s most successful conservation and recreation program. Public support is deep and broad, and Interior nominee Bernhardt needs to commit to fully funding the program.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Senators push agencies to act on toxic chemicals known as PFAS

Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a source of widespread drinking water contamination. While our federal agencies are standing by, Congress is taking a real bipartisan interest in tackling PFAS contamination in our drinking water. In states as far-flung as Colorado, Michigan, and North Carolina, this urgent public health problem calls for urgent action.

News Release | Environment Texas

Texas gets an F for efforts to address lead in school drinking water

AUSTIN– Reacting to pervasive lead contamination in schools’ drinking water, Environment Texas and TexPIRG gave Texas an F grade today for addressing the problem, according to a new national report. The group announced support for legislation by Rep. James Talarico to ensure lead-free water in Texas schools and daycares.

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