As the State Legislative Session winds down, you can help pass several positive environmental bills and join the opposition against bad bills that would endanger our air, water and land. Recycling program funding, air pollution reduction efforts and bills affecting the public's role in the decision-making process are all still up for debate.
You can encourage your State lawmakers to support positive legislation today. Your letters have played a key role in our progress so far and they will continue to make a big impact on these issues.
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Dallas Residents: Say No to Drilling on Park Land
Great news: the City Plan Commission voted against a proposal to allow gas drilling (or "fracking") on public park lands in Dallas, and to build a gas processing facility near the new Elm Fork Soccer Complex. However, Mayor Rawlings and the City Council will make the ultimate decision. Click here to send the City Council a message now!
Tell Mayor Parker and Houston City Council to Expand Recycling Now and Abandon "One Bin for All"
The city of Houston needs real recycling, not an expensive facility that won't work and will only delay progress on waste reduction. Tell city officials you want real recycling now.
Click here to email Houston city officials.
Switch to Wind, and Reliant Will Contribute to TCE Fund
Reliant Energy is celebrating Earth Day by making a contribution to EarthShare of Texas and its participating organizations for customers who make the switch 100% wind power during Earth Week. TCE Fund will benefit as one of EarthShare of Texas' participating organizations. Click here for more.
HOUSTON--Environmentalists applaud Mayor Parker’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal that would expand curbside recycling to 100,000 households, while also urging her office to let curbside recycling work before adopting unproven waste schemes.(Texas Campaign for the Environment)
Grease-trap bill axed due to technicality
A technicality led to the killing of a bill that would have eased state restrictions on the disposal on land of grease trap waste, grit trap waste and septage, or partially treated waste store in septic tanks, an environmental group said Friday. (Valley Morning Star)
Groups push for better electronic recycling efforts
Video: The Texas Campaign for the Environment is working with several state lawmakers, and House Bill 3465 and House Bill 648 have been voted out of House committees. (KXAN News Austin)
Cleaning up, not cracking down
Our insistence on convenience has allowed us to create an illusion of necessity, and this illusion is so well-established that something as minute as what our groceries are put into has turned into a hotly-contested policy debate. (Daily Texan)
Dallas drilling efforts plugged by planning commissioners
Video: The controversial attempt to locate gas drilling rigs on Dallas park land was rejected Thursday afternoon by Dallas City Planning Commissioners. Click here to watch! (WFAA News Dallas)
Dallas Trash Plan Earns Praise and Concerns
Video: Environmentalists are praising a new Dallas trash plan to be considered by the City Council Wednesday, but some people who've worked on it still have concerns. It includes a goal of "zero waste" in Dallas by expanding recycling goals to businesses and rental homes that are not included in current city recycling programs. (NBC 5 News D/FW)