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Solar Power Turns on Texas Lawmakers of Both Parties

Solar Power Turns on Texas Lawmakers of Both Parties

AUSTIN, Texas, February 2, 2009 (ENS) – Less than a week after the biannual Texas state legislature opened, a bipartisan group of lawmakers today showed their support for a slew of bills promoting the development of solar energy in the state. At least 18 bills have already been filed to support the deployment of solar…

Funding for Texas Parks in Limbo

Funding for Texas Parks in Limbo

AUSTIN, Texas, October 31, 2008 (ENS) – Warning of a continuing crisis in Texas parks and natural areas, the nonprofit advocacy group Environment Texas is calling on a stalled legislative task force to meet and develop a plan “to stop raiding parks funding for other purposes.” “With severe damage to several parks from Hurricane Ike,…

Going Native: Sarah Palin's Record of Ignoring the "Other"

Going Native: Sarah Palin's Record of Ignoring the "Other"

For nearly two months now, Sarah Palin has been standing in front of large crowds in some of the most rural parts of America and declaring that she is one of them. Yet, in her home state of Alaska, where she is governor, she largely ignores the most rural parts, where the population is two-thirds…