Texas Climate News: In Texas even the mildest climate bills face near-certain death

If Texas state Rep. Eric Johnson had anything dramatic in mind when he filed House Bill 100, he didn’t let on.

The Dallas Democrat’s bill doesn’t make any pronouncements about changing the state’s historically do-little approach to climate change. It doesn’t press for a faster abandonment of coal in favor of wind and solar power. It doesn’t set goals for reducing Texas’ emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide, which have been the nation’s biggest for years.

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