Luke
Metzger

Executive Director, Environment Texas

Started on staff: 1998
B.A., University of Southern California
As the director of Environment Texas, Luke is a leading voice in the state for clean air, clean water, clean energy and open space. Luke has led successful campaigns to win permanent protection for the Christmas Mountains of Big Bend; to compel Exxon, Shell and Chevron Phillips to cut air pollution at three Texas refineries and chemical plants; and to boost funding for water conservation and state parks. The San Antonio Current has called Luke “long one of the most energetic and dedicated defenders of environmental issues in the state.” He has been named one of the “Top Lobbyists for Causes” by Capitol Inside, received the President’s Award from the Texas Recreation and Parks Society for his work to protect Texas parks, and was chosen for the inaugural class of “Next Generation Fellows” by the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at UT Austin. Luke, his wife, son and daughter are working to visit every state park in Texas.

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New research shows the role rooftop solar could have played in preventing 2021 Texas power crisis

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New research shows the role rooftop solar could have played in preventing 2021 Texas power crisis

On the anniversary of a deep freeze that debilitated Texas’ power system and caused at least 246 deaths, a new white paper from Environment America Research & Policy Center, Environment Texas Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group released Thursday found that rooftop solar could have supplied more than enough electricity to meet the shortfall on all but two of the 13 days when power production fell short of forecasted demand. 

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