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A state agency that treats regulated companies as clients

Dallas Morning News Op-Ed: Unfortunately, the state agency that is supposed to protect public safety and property rights by enforcing standards for the oil and gas industry — the Railroad Commission of Texas — bends over backwards to protect drilling companies instead.

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Tell Austin Resource Recovery–Composting First!

From our blog: It’s clear that Zero Waste has big opportunities for protecting our environment while saving us all money. Not all priorities are created equally, however, and curbside composting is an idea whose time has come. This will capture an entire new class of materials that most families currently have to throw into the landfill.

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Making Reuse Mainstream

Austin Chronicle: Making reuse mainstream will be crucial to meeting the city’s goal of diverting 90% of materials from the landfill by 2040, and experts say it will require a combination of government leadership, corporate responsibility, and individual commitment.

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Environmental Group Organizes Support for Pollution Issues Ahead of March 1 Election

EverythingLubbock.com: Door-to-door canvassers with Texas Campaign for the Environment will be generating handwritten letters to candidates for state house district 84 during a contested primary election between Rep. John Frullo and Republican Jim Landtroop, a former house representative.

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What Happened to Houston’s ‘One Bin for All’ Program?

Houston Public Media: The city’s latest progress report on the recycling concept doesn’t have much to offer.

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The 10 Most Toxic Items At Dollar Stores

Country Living: The low price is not worth your health.

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Austin Resolutions for the New Year

Austin American Statesman: In 2016, I resolve to work with Austinites in all 10 City Council districts to get our city on track with our zero waste goals. By October, all renters and all workplaces should have recycling available

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Looking back on our work in 2015

From our blog: Take a look back at TCE and TCE Fund accomplishments in 2015 as we look ahead to fighting pollution in 2016.

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TCE Responds to Austin Statesman’s Article Trashing ‘Zero Waste’

From our blog: A front page article in the Austin Statesman misled the public about the merits of Austin’s forward-thinking Zero Waste Plan. Read our response and use our tools to Take Action!

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Why everyone is talking about the Paris climate conference

This week, diplomats from 195 countries finalized a global climate deal that many feel needs enforcement from the bottom up. We agree.

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