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News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Longtime wind leader Texas ranks just 11th nationally for percentage of renewables

AUSTIN - Texas has long led the nation in total wind power capacity, but with 21.9% of total electricity sales coming from renewable energy, Texas ranks just 11th in the nation for its percentage of renewables, according to a new study by the Environment Texas Research and Policy Center. Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas and North Dakota all had more than 45% renewable power in 2019.

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News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

New report: Illegal air pollution in Texas has doubled since 2015

Illegal air pollution from Texas industrial facilities more than doubled under the Trump administration, rising to 174 million pounds in 2019, according to a new report by Environment Texas Research and Policy Center. The group pointed to lax EPA enforcement and environmental rollbacks as contributing to the increase.

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Report | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Illegal Air Pollution in Texas 2020

According to our analysis of violations self-reported by companies to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, industrial facilities released over 174 million pounds of unauthorized air pollution in 2019, an increase of 155 percent since 2015.

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It’s time to shut down the WA Parish coal plant | Catherine Fraser

A coal-fired power plant south of Houston wants to renew its permit to pollute and local residents are saying enough is enough. 

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News Release | Environment Texas

Statement: CPI Products facility fire

"No one expects these disasters to happen in central Texas, but the reality is that plastics are everywhere. They’re in our pantries, our clothes, and even our drinking water -- and when a plant catches fire, they’re in our air, too. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We need to start asking bigger questions about why we allow the petrochemical industry to pollute our air in order to make plastic products that we often don’t need in the first place."

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