news & announcements
‘Significant interest’ leads TCEQ to schedule public meeting on Max Midstream’s air permit application
Victoria Advocate: If granted, the permit will allow Max Midstream to increase emissions of greenhouse gases measured in carbon dioxide equivalent by more than 100,000 tons per year.
Op-Ed: Texas Legislature, add energy efficiency to winter storm reform
Houston Chronicle Op-Ed: Despite the horror of Winter Storm Uri, when many Texans froze to death of hypothermia in their own homes, the Legislature has not taken a full court press approach to preventing disaster in the future.
‘Collective amnesia’: Texas politicians knowingly blew 3 chances to fix the failing power grid
Houston Chronicle: In the wake of each power failure, or near-failure, over the past decade, Texas lawmakers have repeatedly stood at a fork in the road. In each instance, lawmakers left the state’s lightly regulated energy markets alone, choosing cheap electricity over a more stable system.
The Corpus Christi Water Wars
Rolling Stone: A coalition of residents is trying to halt the region’s rapid industrial sprawl. The fight is now centered on the water supply for a massive new Exxon SABIC plastics plant in the drought-prone Texas city.
South Texas’ Indigenous tribes seek to block Moda Midstream’s terminal expansion
Corpus Christi Caller-Times: Moda Midstream’s plans to expand its crude oil export terminal in Ingleside could disturb a site sacred to the Indigenous Karankawa and other tribes in the Coastal Bend.
Texas power outages prompt legislation that experts say is too lax
Texas Tribune: Some say lawmakers should go further to ensure power plants can withstand increased weather due to climate change.
Environmentalist, Indigenous rights activists protest at Liberty Mutual’s Plano campus
Plano Star Courier: The demonstration was organized by the Texas Campaign for the Environment with a stated objective of getting Liberty Mutual to stop making itself essential to energy projects with an adverse environmental impact.
Environmentalists push back on Phillips 66’s offshore crude oil plant
Corpus Christi Caller-Times: Environmental groups say they will fight Phillips 66’s plans to build a Bluewater crude oil export terminal off the coast of Port Aransas.
TCE and Coastal Bend Groups Oppose Phillips 66-Trafigura “Bluewater” Oil Export Proposal
Diverse and Aligned Coalition of Coastal Bend Organizations plus Regional and National Environmental Groups Oppose Phillips 66-Trafigura Proposal to Build a Massive, Risky Offshore Fossil Fuel Export Terminal near Port Aransas, Texas (Corpus Christi) Phillips 66-Trafigura wants to build a massive Bluewater oil export terminal with huge crude oil pipelines and an offshore terminal across […]
TCE Environmental Voter Resources
TCE Environmental Voter Resources Information on the Voting Process Key Elections to follow Important Dates remaining in the election process TCE Environmental Voter’s Pledge: To vote and ask others to vote; To make sure all votes are counted; To ensure a peaceful transition of power once all votes are counted fairly. Let’s begin with…Thanks! Thank […]