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News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Report: 63% of Texas beaches had unsafe bacteria levels at least once last year

The “Swim At Your Own Risk” report revealed that Texas beaches, freshwater streams and lakes frequently contain more fecal bacteria from animal and human waste than what’s deemed safe under state law. Statewide, 63 percent of beach sites and 49 percent of freshwater sites were unsafe for swimming on at least one testing day last year. Environment Texas called for policies to prevent pollution at the source, such as green infrastructure and sewage system upgrades.

News Release | Environment America

With wind at its back and sunny days ahead, California’s renewable energy bill passes state Senate

The California state Senate passed Senate Bill 100 (SB 100) by today, affirming the state Assembly’s vote yesterday. SB 100, which would put the state on a path to generate 100 percent of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources such as solar and wind by 2045, now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature.

News Release | Environment America

California’s renewable vow: 100% clean electricity by 2045

After a landmark vote by its state Assembly, California is poised to join Hawaii and become the second state committed to generating 100 percent of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources. If the state Senate votes in favor of the current version of Senate Bill 100, which has only minor changes to a bill the Senate already passed, and then Gov. Jerry Brown signs it, California will commit to a clear target of 100 percent clean electricity by 2045.  

News Release | Environment America

Plastic pollution: One day, three solutions

One day, three decisions -- all of which may have far-reaching effects on plastic pollution in the United States.

News Release | Environment Texas Research & Policy Center

Whole Foods gets an "F" on sustainable meat report card

This year’s massive dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is being driven by major food companies who have no environmental standards for meat, a new report released today by Environment Texas and Mighty Earth finds. Failing companies include Whole Foods, which sources meat from some of the most polluting agribusinesses in the country, including Tyson Foods and Cargill.

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