The Sierra Club stays involved with the Texas Legislature on issues that could affect the environment and Texans. We are vocal year-round, even during the "interim" periods between sessions, which happen every other year. Here you can find testimony that we recently have given on important interim discussions.
Texas Senate Committees
Natural Resources and Economic Development
Water, Agriculture, and Rural Affairs
Comments on Interim Charges. Nov. 16, 2022.
Texas House Committees
Comments on Desalination Interim Charge. Oct. 18, 2022.
Ways and Means
Testimony on American Rescue Plan Act funding. April 21, 2022. We urge the state to spend $3 billion in remaining ARPA funding on water infrastructure, air quality monitoring, cleaning up orphaned gas wells, expanding parks, and helping Texans weatherize homes.
Testimony on electric vehicles and planning for the future. April 26, 2022. We encourage the committee and all stakeholders to design a fair and equitable way to charge EV drivers for their use of state roads, better incorporate electrification into transportation planning, take advantage of federal funding, and design a new transportation system that recognizes the changing climate.
Testimony on the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan and SB 900. April 26, 2022.
Testimony on Uri recovery and grid stability. June 22, 2022.