Environment Texas Research & Policy Center
Clean water to drink and clean air to breathe; healthy beaches, lakes and rivers that are safe for swimming and fishing; preserved open spaces; clean sources of energy that don’t pollute and never run out — all this should be the heritage we leave to future generations. Our staff research the issues, educate the public, and win tangible results.
Investigating problems and crafting solutions
Finding global warming solutions: Extreme weather events lead to loss of life and billions of dollars in economic damage. What’s more, scientists predict that global warming could increase the frequency of such events in the future. Our new report, "Global Warming and Extreme Weather," shined a light on what could become "the new normal," if we fail to avert the worst effects of global warming.
Educating the public and making our voices heard.
Saving the Christmas Mountains: In September 2011, we won permanent protection for the Christmas Mountains of Big Bend when Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson agreed to transfer the mountains to the Texas State University system. This deal ensures that the Christmas Mountains will continue to be owned by and for the people of Texas and remain wild and protected forever.
Environment Texas Research & Policy Center would like to thank Houston Endowment, the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, the Energy Foundation, the Trull Foundation, Cowden Charitable Trust, and the Jacob & Terese Hershey Foundation for supporting our work in 2011.
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Environment Texas Research & Policy Center gratefully accepts bequests, beneficiary designations of IRAs and life insurance, and gifts of securities to support our work. Your gift will assure that we can continue to protect Texas' air, water and open spaces for future generations.