AUSTIN – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever, federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of global warming pollution in America. A group of elected officials from across Texas enthusiastically applauded the proposed limits, which once finalized will be the largest step the U.S. has taken to combat global warming.
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.
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:
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.
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.