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Environment Texas Praises Straus Choice of Rep. Alexander

AUSTIN - Environment Texas praised the announcement today by Speaker-designate Joe Straus that former state Rep. Clyde Alexander will serve as part of his transition team. Rep. Alexander has served as a member of the State Parks Advisory Committee, which conducted a thorough review of the budget crisis facing the state parks system.

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News Release | Environment Texas

New Bill Would Protect More Than 58 Million Acres of Pristine Forest Land

HOUSTON - A bill introduced in both houses of Congress today would protect 58.5 million acres of wild national forest land from mining, commercial logging, and road-building. The National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act, which would put the 2001 Roadless Rule into law, has 25 original cosponsors in the Senate and a bipartisan list of 152 original cosponsors in the House, including Representative Gene Green from Houston, TX.  The 2001 Rule aimed to protect undeveloped land in national forests from logging and the development of new roads, except those needed to fight fires, maintain forest health and ensure public safety.

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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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