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Texas approves new textbooks after friction over fossil fuels in the US’s biggest oil and gas state

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas education board has approved new textbooks but called on some publishers to change their depictions of fossil fuels in the U.S.’s biggest oil and gas state. The vote Friday came after Republicans on the Texas State Board of Education said the books were too negative or partially incorrect. Texas has more than 1,000 school districts and none are obligated to use approved textbooks. But the board’s endorsement carries weight. The National Science Teaching Association urged the board not to “allow misguided objections to evolution and climate change” to impact the adoption of new textbooks.

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