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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

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House approves limits on local drilling rules

State lawmakers have cranked up the volume on this message to city halls: We set the rules for drilling in Texas.

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House votes to bar fracking bans by cities

The House moved Friday to bar cities from banning fracking and placing other limits on oil and gas drilling after a debate that pitted a key state industry against communities’ desire for local control.

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House moves forward with bill to stop fracking bans

After three hours of spirited debate, the Texas House of Representatives on Friday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would prohibit fracking bans like the one Denton voters approved in November.

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News Release | Environment Texas

Texas House votes to undermine local drilling health and safety rules

AUSTIN - Today the Texas House of Representatives voted 122-18 to "expressly preempt" local ordinances on oil and gas drilling and rejected amendments to preserve city authority to protect parks and public health. Environment Texas Director Luke Metzger expressed outrage, saying HB 40 undermines health and safety protections in more than 300 cities.

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News Release | Environment Texas

Texas Senate votes to repeal successful renewable energy law

"It's a big mistake to end the renewable energy program," said Luke Metzger, Director of Environment Texas. "The Senate voted to pull the rug out from under the wind and solar industries just as they're taking off and helping our environment and economy. They are unfairly targeting wind and solar even as the vast majority of state subsidies go to fossil fuels. This is bad policy and will bite us in the rear when we're looking for ways to comply with new federal environmental standards."

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