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Sierra Club Presses Court to Prevent LNG Construction on Wetlands

Brownsville, TX – On Friday, the Sierra Club and partner organizations filed a motion to stay with the D.C. Circuit Court to prevent construction from happening at the proposed Rio Grande LNG…

Texas Advocates Respond to Biden Administration Pause on Pending LNG Projects

Port Arthur, Texas – Early this morning, the Biden Administration announced a pause on all pending approvals for gas export facilities, amounting to what is being called one of the most important…

Sierra Club Urges Texas Parks Department to Delay Vote on SpaceX Land Swap

Austin, Texas – Yesterday, the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club urged the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to delay its Jan. 25 meeting where the agency plans to vote on a proposed land…

Fifth Circuit Upholds EPA Designation that Rural East Texas Counties Have Unhealthy Air

Tatum, Texas – In a critical step to ensuring that the Martin Lake coal plant must reduce pollution that harms East Texas communities, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Thursday to…

EPA Finalizes New Methane Rule That Will Cut Oil and Gas Pollution in Texas

Washington, DC – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized critical Clean Air Act protections against methane and other harmful pollution from the oil and gas industry, a major win…

South Texas Groups, Sierra Club Condemn Federal Decisions to Advance Gulf LNG Facilities

Brownsville, TX – On Friday, the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) rejected several environmental groups’ motions for rehearing on the reapprovals of three methane gas projects along the…

Texas Coal Plant Speeds Up Retirement, Saving Ogallala Water Resources

Sudan, Texas — After last week’s vote by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, the Tolk coal plant in the Texas Panhandle will close down four years earlier than its previous retirement date.…

EPA Agrees to Settle With Sierra Club in Lawsuit Over East Texas Pollution Plan

Tatum, Texas – Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agreed to settle a lawsuit with the Sierra Club over the agency’s failure to act on an inadequate Texas plan to reduce harmful…

Orgs Sue EPA to Hold Texas Accountable for Coal’s Year-Round Haze Pollution

Austin, Texas – Just days after wildfire haze plagued much of North America, a coalition of organizations is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to address another kind of traveling haze…

EPA Proposes Strong TX Rule to Curb Haze in National Parks

DALLAS, TX – On Thursday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a strong draft rule to reduce Texas coal plant pollution that causes regional haze in national parks and wilderness…