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Environment Texas Calls on Land Commissioner To Protect Christmas Mountains

AUSTIN –Environment Texas called on Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson to either provide adequate state resources to protect the Christmas Mountains of west Texas or finally allow for the transfer of the property to Big Bend National Park.

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Parks Advocates Decry Parks and Wildlife Budget Cuts

AUSTIN - On the eve of the vote on the state budget in the Texas House, parks advocates will gather on the south steps of the Capitol today, March 31 at 2:30 PM, to speak out against a 25% budget cut to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  The groups said the cuts in HB 1 could force the closure of at least seven state parks, eliminate grants for local parks and playgrounds, end leases for almost one million acres of public hunting land, and hurt wildlife management efforts.

 

 

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Politicians, groups react harshly to Keystone news

Politicians and energy and environmental groups reacted quickly to the news that the Obama administration may formally reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Obama rejects Canada-Texas oil pipeline for now

WASHINGTON — In a politically explosive decision, President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected plans for a massive oil pipeline from Canada to Texas, ruling there wasn't enough time for a fair review before a looming deadline forced on him by congressional Republicans. His move didn't kill the project but could delay a tough choice for him until after the November elections.

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Texas leads U.S. in greenhouse gas emissions

As the nation's light switch and gas pump, Texas releases far more greenhouse gases into the air than any other state, according to federal data released Wednesday.

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