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‘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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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