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Scoring the Session: TLCV’s 2013 Legislative Scorecard Released

The Texas League of Conservation Voters unveiled our 2013 Legislative Scorecard.

TLCV Executive Director David Weinberg called this year’s session “generally a success for the environment and conservation.  This success is measured by the passage of positive legislation dealing with clean energy development and water conservation; a state budget which provided significant increases in funding to state parks and clean air programs; and the failure of numerous bad bills designed to roll back environmental regulations and curtail citizen participation in environmental decision-making.”  “Still, there were missed opportunities in the session and the state has a long way to go in promoting the use of solar, regulating the production of oil and gas, and improving waste prevention and recycling,” added Weinberg. MORE>>