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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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Fed regulations may shutter plants

When bald eagles at Martin Creek Lake built a nest a hundred yards or so from the shore, Luminant buried the power lines between the nest and the water. There's a delicate balance to be struck, the company says, between using resources and preserving them.

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10 Ways to Help Your City Go Solar

Last month's Shining Cities report detailed how cities are good for solar and solar is good for cities. We've seen some impressive strides across the nation to momentously expand our solar capabilities. But we're not where we need to be yet. To obtain a clean energy future your cities and towns need to do even more. Here's how to push them in the right direction! 

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Save Texas' honeybee this Earth Day

Forty-five years ago, the first Earth Day spawned great progress for our air, water and natural areas.

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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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Texas House OKs fracking bill

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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