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Eco-friendly group seeks standard for E. coli levels in state lakes

A statewide environmental group is concerned about the elevated levels of E. coli bacteria in several popular Texas lakes, including Stillhouse Hollow.

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Obama Got It Right on Keystone XL

Texans have never been afraid of a challenge, especially when it comes to energy. Since discovering oil at Spindletop early last century, Texans have used ingenuity and hard work to make the Lone Star state the energy capital of the world.

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News Release | Environment Texas Research & Policy Center

Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for 1.2 Million Texans

AUSTIN – The drinking water for 1.2 million people in Texas could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at a local nuclear power plant, says a new study released today by Environment Texas Research and Policy Center and the Texas Public Interest Research Group (TexPIRG). See map here, key below. 

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Report | Environment Texas Research & Policy Center

Too Close to Home: Nuclear Power and the Threat to Drinking Water

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, which took place in March 2011, delivered a reminder to the world that nuclear power comes with inherent risks. Over a period of several days, three Japanese nuclear reactors suffered meltdowns. A large amount of radioactive material escaped into the environment over the ensuing months.

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News Release | Environment Texas

President Obama Expected to Stand Up to Big Oil on Keystone XL Pipeline

AUSTIN – According to media reports, President Obama and the State Department today will reject an effort to force administration approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.   Environment Texas Director Luke Metzger issued this statement in response:

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