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News Release | Environment Texas

30 Local Elected Officials Join 600 Nationally, Tell President Obama: Act on Climate

AUSTIN – President Obama today received a letter signed by 30 Texas elected officials, including El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar and Houston Senators Rodney Ellis and Sylvia Garcia, thanking him for his leadership on addressing climate change and pledging their support as local partners in implementing carbon pollution standards for power plants and other key components of the president’s Climate Action Plan. In total, more than 600 local elected officials from across the U.S. signed the letter.

News Release | Environment Texas

Environment Texas criticizes Railroad Commission decision on fracking waste

AUSTIN - Today, the Railroad Commision rejected the Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District's attempt to intervene in a permit application by Marathon Oil to inject fracking waste underground near the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer. Environment Texas Director Luke Metzger released the following statement:

News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

New Report Highlights Solar Energy in Dallas and Other Major U.S. Cities

AUSTIN – A new report ranks Dallas 44th in the nation for the amount of solar installed. The Environment Texas report, “Shining Cities:  At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution,” provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar in major American cities.

News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

New Report: San Antonio Ranks 6th in Nation for Solar Energy

SAN ANTONIO – A new report ranks San Antonio 6th in the nation for the amount of solar installed, and provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar in major American cities. The Environment Texas report, “Shining Cities:  At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution,” finds that San Antonio’s 84 megawatts (MW) of installed solar energy places it among the nation’s leading solar cities, following Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, San Jose, and Honolulu.

News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

New Report: Austin ranks 16th in nation for Solar

AUSTIN – A new report ranks Austin 16th in the nation for the amount of solar installed, and provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar in major American cities. The report comes on the heels of a historic deal approved by City Council to add an additional 150 megawatts of solar energy from a west Texas solar farm. With the city close to meeting its renewable energy goals, a new city task force will convene starting next week to consider raising the goals.  

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