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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment Texas

Less Shelter from the Storm

AUSTIN - In the wake of Hurricane Harvey pummeling our coast, Environment Texas warned that pending budget proposals from the Trump administration and Congress threaten key programs that protect our communities from storm-related impacts.  The group documented threats to programs that prevent or curb flooding, sewage overflows and leaks from toxic waste sites. Environment Texas also called for preventing more global warming-fueled extreme weather in the future. 

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Storms get worse while politicians weaken our defenses against them | Luke Metzger

Flooding devastated communities across Texas. Meanwhile, scientists say that climate change will only intensify record breaking storms like Harvey. So what lessons can we learn from this tragedy?

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Report | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Lead testing results

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Report | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Raw Sewage Released by Hurricane Harvey

Reports indicate that flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey spilled at least 31 million gallons of raw sewage in Texas, but likely spilled far more.1 That’s the equivalent of every person in Houston flushing a toilet seven times.* This pollution threatens human health.

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Report | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Dealing with Debris From Hurricane Harvey

The floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey have receded, but the work to clean up in the storm’s aftermath has just begun. One thing left in Harvey’s wake is a tremendous amount of debris -- people’s belongings and furniture, parts of buildings, trees, and boats destroyed during the hurricane

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