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News Release | Environment Texas

Groups tell Biden administration: Let trees grow

Environment Texas helped launch an effort Tuesday called the Climate Forests campaign. It will focus on protecting older and mature trees on federal lands that are most critical in the fight against climate change, including in Texas’ national forests. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center, Environment Texas Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group

New research shows the role rooftop solar could have played in preventing 2021 Texas power crisis

On the anniversary of a deep freeze that debilitated Texas’ power system and caused at least 246 deaths, a new white paper from Environment America Research & Policy Center, Environment Texas Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group released Thursday found that rooftop solar could have supplied more than enough electricity to meet the shortfall on all but two of the 13 days when power production fell short of forecasted demand. 

News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Statement: $60 Million for EV charging in Texas in 2022

AUSTIN, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that Texas is eligible to receive $60,356,706 for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in fiscal year 2022, with $407,774,759 available over the lifetime of Infrastructure law funding. This is the largest sum awarded to any state.

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Groups urge EPA and Army Corps to restore nation’s clean water protections

Environment America Research & Policy Center’s Clean Water Network delivered support from nearly 100 groups Monday to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers urging federal policymakers to officiallyrescind the Trump administration's Navigable Waters Protection Rule (also known as the ‘Dirty Water Rule’) and restore protections for our nation’s waterways. In addition, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Environmental Action submitted 18,316 comments from their individual members on this issue.

News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Texas legislators and university faculty ask the EPA to strengthen methane regulations

AUSTIN, Texas – A group of 17 Texas senators and representatives and 46 faculty from the University of Texas and Texas A&M University systems sent separate letters to the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday in support of implementing and strengthening the agency’s proposed rule to reduce climate- and health-harming pollution from the oil and natural gas industry. In addition to environmental concerns, both letters cite negative health impacts to the state stemming from methane flaring and a lack of monitoring. 

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