UPDATE: This bill was passed in the Senate. Take action today to tell the House to vote No!
No state in the country has more potential for wind and solar energy production than Texas. We already lead the nation in wind, and solar is expanding rapidly. Wind and solar energy helps us conserve water in Texas because they do not require the vast amounts of water that conventional forms of energy production demand. Don’t let the State Legislature move us backward!
This legislation will:
Last year's chemical spill into the Elk River in West Virginia, coal ash spill in the Dan River near Danville, and train derailment into the James River in Lynchburg prove that accidents happen. The risks posed by toxics jeopardize the quality of our water sources and our health.
Two pending bills, SB 771 and 1071, would make it easier to identify hazardous waste sites in Virginia and strengthen state's ability to protect your water and other valuable resources.
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Yet despite a proposed by budget from Governor Wolf that would reverse these trends, the legislature passed their own budget that continues to cut funding for DEP, invests nothing in renewable energy, and raids funds meant to improve our state parks and forests.
On multiple occasions over 20 years, the courts have found Exxon responsible and liable for 100 years of pollution and destruction of 1500 acres of forest, wetland, tideland, meadow, underlying groundwater, and nearby waterways at Exxon's refineries in Linden and Bayonne. Take Action!
Scientific evidence increasingly indicates that toxic chemicals we come into contact with everyday are contributing to an epidemic of chronic diseases and disorders such as asthma, birth defects, diabetes, and cancer.