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We stopped 20 state parks from closing

After devastating budget cuts in 2011, this spring, the Legislature restored funding for state and local parks. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department had warned that 20 state parks would have to close without additional funds. But after a public outcry—including thousands of petition signatures from Environment Texas members—the Legislature boosted funding by $62 million. That's enough to keep all our state parks open, make critical repairs, replant trees destroyed by wildfire at Bastrop State Park, and to give grants to cities to build new parks, ball fields and playgrounds.

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Victory for solar in North Richland Hills | Luke Metzger

Last night, the city council of North Richland Hills (a suburb of Fort Worth) voted 6-1 to largely overturn an anti-solar ordinance they adopted in December. The move came after residents of North Richland Hills delivered over 800 petition signatures to the City Council demanding the ordinance’s repeal.  

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Texas Ban On Local Fracking Restrictions Signed Into Law

Local governments in Texas may no longer restrict fracking operations within their jurisdictions following Gov. Greg Abbott'ssignature of legislation Monday.

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Abbott backs freedom for fracking

Amid concerns of earthquakes and the balance of state and municipal power, a bill to stop cities from outright banning oil and gas operations got the governor's signature and is effective immediately.

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Abbott backs freedom for fracking

Amid concerns of earthquakes and the balance of state and municipal power, a bill to stop cities from outright banning oil and gas operations got the governor's signature and is effective immediately.

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Incentives helping Texas go green

It's no surprise that oil-rich Texas is a weak market for electric cars and hybrids. But did you realize we're trying to change that - and using state money as an incentive?

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