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Report | Environment Texas

Plug-In Cars: Powering America Toward a Cleaner Future

America’s current fleet of gasoline-powered cars and trucks leaves us dependent on oil, contributes to air pollution problems that threaten our health, and produces large amounts of global warming pollution. “Plug-in” cars are emerging as an effective way to lower global warming emissions, oil use, and smog. A plug-in car is one that can be recharged from the electric grid. Plug-in cars come in two types: plug-in hybrids that are paired with small gasoline engines, and fully electric vehicles that consume no gasoline at all. 

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News Release | Environment Texas

Environment Texas Releases Congressional Scorecard

Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson and Henry Cuellar of the Texas Congressional delegation voted for the environment 100% of the time in the past year and a half, according to the annual Congressional Scorecard on major environmental issues released today by Environment Texas. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn and Representatives Randy Neugebauer and Pete Olson took the anti-environment position on every vote that Environment Texas tracked, earning them the appellation “natural disasters”.

“Representatives Johnson and Cuellar have consistently voted to put the environment ahead of special interests.  In the past year and a half they successfully fought to invest an unprecedented $80 billion in clean energy and to increase funding for our national parks,” said Metzger. “These scorecards are an important tool to educate the public about the voting records of their elected officials and to honor public officials like this that have a record of putting the environment first.”

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Report | Environment Texas

Generating Failure

Far from being a solution to global warming, nuclear power will actually set America back in the race to reduce pollution. Nuclear power is too slow and too expensive to make enough of a difference in the next two decades.

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Report | Environment Texas

Too Much Pollution

merica’s reliance on fossil fuels—oil, coal and natural gas—for energy creates a host of problems, including air and water pollution, global warming pollution, high and unpredictable bills for consumers and businesses, and the need to import oil from unstable parts of the world.

Moving to clean energy—such as solar and wind power, more efficient homes, and plug-in cars—will cut pollution, help rebuild our economy, and reduce America’s dependence on oil.

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