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News Release | Environment Texas

Statement: Poly-America Manufacturing Plant Fire

AUSTIN -- The Poly-America plastics manufacturing plant in Grand Prairie, Texas caught fire early this morning, and officials say the fire could burn until late in the day tomorrow. The facility manufactures plastic products, like garbage bags and plastic sheeting, that are made from polyethylene and other raw plastic materials.

News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

15 Texas Legislators Join Environment Texas Urging Regulators to End Flaring

Texas regulators should end flairing by 2025. Instead, they called for more data.

News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Are Texas beaches safe for swimming?

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?

News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Environment Texas Research & Policy Center calls for moratorium on oil infrastructure

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. 

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