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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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News Release | Environment Texas

ConocoPhillips Drops Request for Oil and Gas Flaring in West Texas After Challenge from Clean Air Groups

"Flaring pollutes our air, warms our climate, and puts our health at risk. Giant balls of fire in the sky should not be a part of business as usual," said Emma Pabst, Global Warming Solutions Advocate with  Environment Texas.

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News Release | Environment Texas

Texas Regulators to Approve 11 New Flaring and Venting Permits

AUSTIN -- The Railroad Commission of Texas is set to approve 11 new permits to vent and flare gas today. The permits, which appear on the consent agenda for their September 1 meeting, come amid calls from environmentalists to end routine flaring and venting by 2025. 

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News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

New report ranks higher ed on renewable energy

The report shows that more than 40 colleges and universities currently obtain 100 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources.

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