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Texas Legislative Update – May 5th, 2009

Posted by youngsierrans on May 7, 2009

texas-state-capitol1From the Alliance for a Clean Texas:

Here is the list of bills that need the support as we head into the final stretch of the session (to look up your legislators, click here):

Renewable Energy: SB 545 by Senator Fraser and SB 541 by Sentor Watson
Energy Efficiency: SB 546 by Senator Fraser, HB 280 by Representative Anchia and SB 16 by Senator Averitt
Clean Air: SB 16 by Senator Averitt
Climate Change: HB 1553 by Representative Burnam and SB 184/HB 4643 by Senator Watson and Representative Chisum
Electronic Waste Recycling: HB 821/SB 761 by Representative Leibowitz and Senator Watson
Transportation: HB 300 by Representative Isett
Clean Water: SB 1748 by Senator Jackson (vote NO)

Over the next four weeks, ACT will send alerts when these bills are scheduled for important votes. The prospect of fighting for the things we believe in – a clean energy future where renewable power jumpstarts economic growth for our state or a state agency that protects citizens from harmful pollution – is exciting after the years of fighting against bad legislation and fast-tracked power plants.

With the deadline for House committees to report bills fast approaching (May 11), this week is make-or-break for good bills. We rely on you to advocate for clean energy, clean air and a sustainable future in the final weeks of the 81st Legislative Session.

Please contact Lize Burr (, at ACT, directly with any questions about particular bills or issues.


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