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TCE and Environmental Coalition Condemns Texas Railroad Commission’s Decisions
TCE and an environmental coalition condemned decisions by the Texas Railroad Commission when they refused to hear environmental advocates and residents’ concerns; allowed 7 gas flaring and venting waivers over public health-based standards and climate change warnings; failed to disallow future flaring and venting; and,waived fees and environmental rules.
TCE and Environmental Groups send Open Letter to TX Railroad Commission
TCE and a coalition of environmental groups sent an open letter to the Texas Railroad Commission asking them to stop harmful gas flaring and venting in oil field sites across Texas. Key stakeholders object to Industry heavy composition of Railroad Commission’s “Blue Ribbon Task Force”. Signatories site concerns about: waste of natural resources; public health harm and risk; and, climate change impacts.
Environmentalists across Texas ask State and Petrochem, Stop Jeopardizing Vulnerable People
On Eve of Historic Earth Day 2020, Texas Petrochemical Industry and State Agencies Refuse to Stand Down from Pollution Policies Environmentalists – from East to West Texas, Urban and Rural – call on State Agencies and the Petrochemical Industry, Stop Toxic Emissions and Waste, Stop Jeopardizing Vulnerable Populations during COVID, Climate, & Economic Crises (AUSTIN) […]
Stop Oil and Gas Pollution and Transition to a Clean Economy
TCE Supporters and Allies Ask Texas Railroad Commission to stop oil and gas pollution in Texas and to manage the transition to a clean economy.
Crisis is not free pass to pollute our planet
Houston Chronicle Op-Ed: The president and governor appear to take advantage of an economic and health emergency in order to allow more profits and pollution from industrial plants. Public health and the planet cannot take it.
TCE Transitioning Field Canvass to Phones
Texas Campaign for the Environment has faced crises before – Hurricanes Ike and Harvey. Now the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting Texas like a storm and changing daily life as we knew it. Public health experts are requesting that we practice “social distancing” right now in order to reduce the spread of infection and alleviate pressure […]
A Green New Deal for Dallas? Activists Protest City’s New Climate Plan
Dallas Observer: Protesters lined the steps of the Hall of State in Fair Park on Tuesday, holding a banner in front of attendees of the morning’s climate symposium: “This is not enough.”
Austin authorizes short-term contracts to ensure trash, recycling will continue to be collected from city facilities
KVUE News Austin: Under the new contracts, trash and recycling will not go to the controversial Austin Community Landfill, which neighbors claim has been a bad neighbor.
Pilots, activists urge Austin council to reject landfill expansion near airport
Austin American-Statesman: Pilots and environmental advocates on Thursday urged Austin city leaders to reject the expansion of a landfill near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, fearing an increased danger of jets colliding with vultures and other birds drawn to the site.
Opponents of Austin trash transfer station take their case to the state
Austin Monitor: A proposal to build a garbage transfer station in North Austin is facing growing opposition from public officials, neighbors and environmental groups.