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Report: Texas criteria for polluted site cleanup ‘significantly weaker’ than neighboring states
Texas Tribune: A new report says the standards Texas uses to determine how much — and whether — to clean up contaminated sites are ‘significantly weaker’ than those of neighboring states and the federal government.Read More
Vote for a Texas free from pollution
From our blog: We’ll just come right out and say it: more Texans need to vote with the environment in mind.
Environmental groups worry if Houston can limit oil drilling near drinking water source
Houston Public Media: Residents and environmentalists say a big concern is that if the proposed well is successful, it’ll start a rush by other drillers to look for oil near the shores of Lake Houston.
Op-Ed: Fort Worth lacks ambition on solid waste management plan
Fort Worth Star-Telegram Op-Ed: While the Fort Worth plan has some good ideas, it does not include specific policies to achieve substantial landfill diversion or sustainability within the 20-year period. The city can do better!
Environmentalists push Austin for curbside composting
Time Warner Cable: Environmental activists push for curbside composting to add a third bin alongside a homeowners’ recycling and trash cans, strictly for organic food waste.
Dallas recycling stuck at only half its goal for ‘zero waste’
Dallas Morning News: The city of Dallas is recycling at just half the rate it set as a goal in a “Zero Waste” plan that City Hall approved three years ago. But the city’s not kicking the blue bins to the curb just yet.
Texas Railroad Commission: Oil and gas proponent or regulator?
Following a town hall meeting in Grapevine, it’s clear that many North Texans want significant changes made to the Texas Railroad Commission at the State Capitol next year. Here’s our recap of the meeting and how you can get involved in the process.
Wheels for Ideals
From our blog: We still have two Chevy Suburbans in TCE’s fleet – 2001 and 2002 models at that! It’s time to retire those beauties and get better vehicles. You can support our “Appeal for Wheels” today.
Dallas joins the fight for clean air
From our blog: Dallas City Hall made a bold step in advocating for reduced air pollution, clean air controls, and incentives to grow residential solar power.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings urges state to stop playing ‘game of chicken’ with feds over air pollution
With the help of environmental and clear air advocates, Dallas City Council passed a resolution urging the state to strengthen its plan to fight ozone pollution.
Austin’s plans for citywide composting program take shape
Austin American-Statesman: Advocates say composting is the necessary next step toward the city’s “Zero Waste” goal, which aims to reduce trash sent to landfills and incinerators 90 percent by 2040.