AUSTIN – As we turn to the great outdoors in the midst of social-distancing, a 2020 report finds that water pollution at Texas beaches is putting people’s health at risk. In 2019, bacteria levels at 55 Texas beaches indicated that water was potentially unsafe for swimming on at least one day, according to the Environment Texas Research and Policy Center’s report Safe for Swimming?
AUSTIN -- As the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) prepares to hear from Chairman Wayne Christian’s Blue Ribbon Task Force for Oil Economic Recovery next Tuesday, June 16, Environment Texas Research and Policy Center has released a new report urging the RRC to address environmental damage from oil and gas production and to pause construction of new oil and gas infrastructure.
The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 100 miles off the Texas coast provides critical habitat for sea turtle, manta rays, and the healthiest coral ecosystems in the world. NOAA has proposed an expansion that would tripple the size of the sanctuary, expanding it from 56 to 160 square miles. They are asking for public comment through July 3rd on the size of the expansion, weather to allow longline and spear fishing inside the boundries, and other details of the proposal. Sign up to give public testimony today!
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