Something you read made you want to express YOUR opinion?
Write a letter to the editor!
It's usually a well-read section of the paper. Go to these links to find out how the limit on the number of words and other specifics for the newspaper.
Amarillo Globe News: e-mail editor
Austin American Statesman: online form
Austin Chronicle: online form
Bandera Bulletin: email editor
Baytown Sun: online form
Brazosport Facts: online form
Brownsville Herald: online form
Burnet Bulletin: email editor
Corpus Christi Caller Times: online form
Dallas Morning News: online form
Dallas Observer: online form
El Paso Times: online form
Fort Worth Star Telegram: online form
Houston Chronicle: email editor
Houston Press: online form
Laredo Morning Times: email editor
Longview News Journal: online form
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: online form
McAllen Monitor: online form
Odessa American: email editor
Plano Star Courier: email editor
San Antonio Express News: email editor
Texas Observer: email editor
Valley Morning Star: email editor
Victoria Advocate: online form
Waco Tribune-Herald: online form
Have a public health or environmental problem in your community?
Here are some good resources for learning how to research and tackle problems in your community.
The Citizen's Guide on this website is an excellent indepth guide to how to get involved on permits or enforcement at the state environmental agency, and how to influence the Texas state legislature.
Center for Health Environment and Justice  Founded by Lois Gibbs who fought toxic contamination in her Love Canal community in the 1970s, CHEJ works with local groups to win environmental justice is from the bottom up through community organizing and empowerment.
Dr. Fred Lee's Scientific Research on Landfills  Environmental engineer Dr. Fred Lee has been working since the 1960's on landfills and has written extensively on many topics.
Global Community Monitor  Find out how communities across the planet are monitoring their air and water to document pollution problems.
Good Neighbor Campaign Handbook  This manual, written by experienced organizers, is designed to assist communities that live near polluters to pressure for improvements.
Guide to Organizing  Order this book to have a step-by-step practical guide about how to organize people for direct action to fight powerful interests.
National Electronics Takeback Coalition   The web site for the National Computer Takeback Campaign
Report a Smoking Vehicle in Texas  You can help the TCEQ get the word to owners of smoking vehicles in Texas.
Scorecard.org  Use this site to get an in-depth pollution report for your county, covering air, water, chemicals, and more.
Texas Action Network   Sign up for alerts so you can send free faxes and emails to decision-makers
Texas Environmental Profiles  County profiles, maps and solid background information on environmental issues in Texas
Texas Legacy Project  Hear from Texas pioneers in environmental protection.
The Basics of Landfills from EJnet.org  Good resources on landfills including why landfill gas is NOT green energy