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Praise for new EPA mercury standards in most-polluted Texas

December 22nd, 2011

Texas environmental and public health representatives say new EPA safeguards to reduce mercury and other toxic air pollutants from coal- and oil-powered power plants will help clear the air in the Lone Star state, the top emitter of mercury pollution in the US.
The new rules, which will require aging coal plants to clean up their emissions, will have a big impact on air and water quality in Texas, because six of the top 10 worst mercury emitting power plants in the nation are in Texas, they said.

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Texas governor rejects TV recycling bill

June 24th, 2009

By Harriet Blake
Green Right Now

Texas Gov. Rick Perry surprised environmentalists, among others, when he recently vetoed the TV Take Back Bill (HB 821), would would have allowed Texans to recycle their outdated televisions for free as part of the necessary switch away from analog to digital TV.

It was a defeat for Texas environmentalists who not only had the support of local governments but TV manufacturers as well.

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