news & announcements

Statement on U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Press release: U.S. EPA proposes new program to reduce carbon emissions, publishes Clean Power Plan – read our response.

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Fighting Pollution in the Rio Grande Valley

Texas Campaign for the Environment traveled to the Rio Grande Valley for a week-long canvassing trip to hold elected officials accountable for votes that made it harder for communities to prevent pollution.

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Debunking the New York Times: Recycling Isn’t Garbage

From our blog: A lengthy op-ed in the New York Times railed against recycling last week. Don’t buy it.

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Victory: Curbside Composting in Austin

Texas Campaign for the Environment and our allies swung into action and found widespread support for universal curbside composting in Austin. We won this campaign quickly and quietly, so if you didn’t hear about it – well, that’s what this blog post is for.

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DFW Residents Rally for Clean Air

From our blog: The EPA came to Dallas with open ears about its new plan to slash methane pollution from oil and gas operations. An overwhelming majority of citizens testified in favor of the proposal and asked for even stronger rules.

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Join Us for This Year’s Trash Makeover Challenge!

Our theme for 2015 is Steampunk Meets Nature – think Victorian Industrial Revolution meets Mad Max meets Nature. We can hardly wait to see what looks will grace the runway this year! September 26th – 7PM – The North Door – Austin, TX

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Houston City Council candidates: Environmental forum

Candidates for Houston’s At-Large City Council positions represent the entire city and should be strong supporters of the environment. A recent forum let the public hear where they stand.

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Where do Houston Candidates Stand on Recycling?

We have transcribed interviews with at-large candidates for Houston City Council about recycling in Houston. Learn where they stand, then use our website to email them your thoughts!

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Calling for safer chemicals

From our blog: If you’ve had one of our canvassers at your door or on the phone lately, you already know that we are putting lots of effort into campaigns to have retailers phase toxic chemicals out of the consumer products they sell.

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Schneider: Recycling works best when citizens know how, why

Austin American-Statesman Op-Ed: Zero-waste supporters say that Austin has some options we should pursue before making a recycling requirement our top priority.

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