Texas, a Clean-Energy Pioneer, Turns Against Renewables
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The Texas Real Estate Advocacy and Defense Coalition, a landowner group, is pushing a measure to require state permits for renewables that would call for environmental assessments, notification of county officials within 25 miles and public meetings. The bill stalled, but a version was amended onto another measure being debated in the session’s waning days. “Some of these projects are five to ten thousand acres and they have zero permitting,” said Jessica Karlsruher, the group’s executive director.