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Corpus Christi Water Update from EPA Region 6

Use of Tap Water May Resume in All Zones

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Department of State Health Services (DSHS) have integrated their operations in both Austin and Corpus Christi to ensure the situation is handled as swiftly as possible. The top priority is a transparent response and the safety of Corpus Christi residents, and both organizations will continue to provide any and all support to remedy this situation as quickly as possible. The entire team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals from the City and State have done an outstanding job to flush the system and quickly address the situation.

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New TCEC-led report finds Texans should be optimistic about ERCOT's ability to ensure uninterrupted electric grid despite anticipated coal plant retirements

Texans should be optimistic about the state's ability to ensure uninterrupted electric power despite the anticipated retirement of coal-fired generation plants, economists at The Brattle Group find in a new report prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition (TCEC).

Released, the report explores reliability issues that could arise within Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market (which covers 90 percent of the state's electric load); the key drivers of potential coal-fired power plant retirements; the impacts of the potential retirements on reliability; and the options ERCOT may have to mitigate the risks in the short-term and long term.

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Marcus Hiles - Gifts 59 Acres of Land for Community Parks

Central components of open green areas in any neighborhood are sustainability, environmental stewardship, and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. As a developer of affordable luxury residential communities in Texas, the Founder of Western Rim Property Services, Marcus Hiles is honored to be able to donate land for community parks and provide the much-needed property for natural recreation spaces. Trees, plants and wildlife are essential for life and allow families, couples and individuals a place for relaxation. These spots can only thrive through the generous work and dedication of people and businesses, such as Hiles, devoted to environmentally friendly efforts.

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Toyota Aims for Net Positive Impact: 2016 North American Environmental Report Tracks Progress

For Toyota, boldly shaping the future of mobility starts with making a positive impact on the environment in diverse communities across the United States and Canada. For Toyota, boldly shaping the future of mobility starts with making a positive impact on the environment in diverse communities across the United States and Canada.

In the recently published 2016 North American Environmental Report, Toyota outlined these positive impacts.  Over the past year, Toyota's North American operations have reduced water usage by nearly 100 million gallons, the equivalent to the annual water use of more than 900 average American families. Toyota also announced plans for a 7.75 megawatt solar array at Toyota's new headquarters campus in Plano, Texas, which will reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by 7,122 metric tons, or the equivalent of the electricity used by almost 1,000 homes in a year.

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Endangered Bird Gets Protection From Big Industry in Texas

Black Capped Vireo - Val Verde Conservancy, LLC (VVC) is pleased to announce that it has recently obtained formal approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Region 2 for the Val Verde Conservation Bank (VVCB) in Val Verde County Texas.Val Verde Conservancy, LLC (VVC) is pleased to announce that it has recently obtained formal approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Region 2 for the Val Verde Conservation Bank (VVCB) in Val Verde County Texas. Located near Devils River State Park in Southwest Texas, VVCB is the only USFWS approved bank providing conservation credits for the federally endangered Black Capped Vireo (Vireo atricapilla) in the entire state. The initial phase of the credit release includes 500 acres, with subsequent phases totaling nearly 6,500 acres of available conservation credit habitat.

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