Environment Texas http://tpr.org en Texas Enrollment Solid In 2014 Affordable Care Act Signup http://tpr.org/post/texas-enrollment-solid-2014-affordable-care-act-signup <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> Even with state leadership that staunchly opposed the Affordable Care Act and did what they could to hold it up, Texas numbers look good. Also on this show: Texas loses against the EPA, implications of botched Oklahoma execution.</p><p></p><p><strong>Texas third in number of ACA plans enrolled in</strong></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 20:02:58 +0000 David Martin Davies 31061 at http://tpr.org Texas Enrollment Solid In 2014 Affordable Care Act Signup SCOTUS Rules Against State Of Texas In EPA Cross-Border State Pollution Case http://tpr.org/post/scotus-rules-against-state-texas-epa-cross-border-state-pollution-case <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 Cross-Border Pollution Provision that was added to the Federal Clean Air Act. The State of Texas led the opposition against the provision, which was meant to address air pollution drifting into neighboring states.</span></p><p>Supreme Court justices voted to overturn the lower court’s ruling on a vote of 6-2 in favor of the EPA’s rule that is designed to curb air pollution from coal-fired power plants that are located in 28 states.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:33:03 +0000 Ryan Poppe 30855 at http://tpr.org SCOTUS Rules Against State Of Texas In EPA Cross-Border State Pollution Case After Years Of Contention, EPA Backs Down On Texas Clean Air Permitting http://tpr.org/post/after-years-contention-epa-backs-down-texas-clean-air-permitting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency have reached an agreement as it pertains to Texas’ clean air plan. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he resolution allows major polluters like oil refineries some flexibility on clean air permits.</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:40:43 +0000 Ryan Poppe 25923 at http://tpr.org After Years Of Contention, EPA Backs Down On Texas Clean Air Permitting Environmental Group In Texas Watches SCOTUS Decision On EPA Pollution Rules http://tpr.org/post/environmental-group-texas-watches-scotus-decision-epa-pollution-rules <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia;">The U.S. Supreme Court is examining whether the Environmental Protection Agency overreached its authority with its regulations on cross-state pollution, but environmental groups in <st1:state w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Texas</st1:place></st1:state> say the EPA is simply operating within the confines of the Clean Air Act.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:54:12 +0000 Ryan Poppe 23367 at http://tpr.org Environmental Group In Texas Watches SCOTUS Decision On EPA Pollution Rules Environmentalists & Attorney General Both Happy About EPA Case, But For Different Reasons http://tpr.org/post/environmentalists-attorney-general-both-happy-about-epa-case-different-reasons <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas Environmentalists and Attorney General Greg Abbott </span>are pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court is willing to hear the case regarding how the Environmental Protection Agency will regulate power plant greenhouse gases.</p><p>&quot;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We hope the Supreme Court rules in the EPA&rsquo;s favor -- that they adopt the standards -- however, even if they don&rsquo;t the EPA does have other ways to get at this issue,&quot; said Luke Metzger, executive director of Environment Texas.</span></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:07:07 +0000 Ryan Poppe 20304 at http://tpr.org Environmentalists & Attorney General Both Happy About EPA Case, But For Different Reasons The Source: Tom DeLay Off The Hook | San Antonio Clean Energy Friendly | Ebony And Ivy http://tpr.org/post/source-tom-delay-hook-san-antonio-clean-energy-friendly-ebony-and-ivy <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p>Tom DeLay won't be seeing the inside of a jail cell after having his 2010 conviction overturned by the Texas 3rd&nbsp;Court of Appeals this morning. In a 2-1 vote the Republican judges on the three-judge panel voted the evidence in the trial wasn't strong enough and reversed the judgment to an acquittal.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:13:01 +0000 Paul Flahive 18793 at http://tpr.org The Source: Tom DeLay Off The Hook | San Antonio Clean Energy Friendly | Ebony And Ivy Environmental Group Says Coal Power Plants Are "Putting Texas In The Frying Pan" http://tpr.org/post/environmental-group-says-coal-power-plants-are-putting-texas-frying-pan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New</span> Environmental Protection Agency rules for power plants go into effect on Sept. 20 and a new report <span style="line-height: 1.5;">details how Texas power plants are one of the leading causes of global warming in the country. </span></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:21:29 +0000 Ryan Poppe 18237 at http://tpr.org Environmental Group Says Coal Power Plants Are "Putting Texas In The Frying Pan" Environmentalists Examine The Long-Term Costs Of Fracking http://tpr.org/post/environmentalists-examine-long-term-costs-fracking <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An environmental group has released the results of a study that details the cost of the new oil boom known as </span>“Fracking.”<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fracking extracts oil and gas from the ground by injecting well sites with a high-pressurized mixture of water, salts and chemicals (see above graphic).</span></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:35:26 +0000 Ryan Poppe 15344 at http://tpr.org Environmentalists Examine The Long-Term Costs Of Fracking Environmentalists Push For Perry's Signature On Water Conservation Bills http://tpr.org/post/environmentalists-push-perrys-signature-water-conservation-bills <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of Environment Texas gathered in front of the Governor’s Mansion to urge Gov. Rick Perry to sign into law two bills that address residential water conservation efforts. </span></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 18:24:03 +0000 Ryan Poppe 12357 at http://tpr.org Environmentalists Push For Perry's Signature On Water Conservation Bills