news & announcements

TCE and Partners take Legal Action against Industrial Flaring

Texas Campaign for the Environment in a coalition of ten environmental organizations today sent the Trump Administration EPA notice of intent to sue over its failure to reduce toxic air pollution from flares on petrochemical plants, gas processing facilities, and other industrial sites.

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TCE and Allies from across State present Texas Railroad Commission Candidates Forum

Now’s the time to make sure the TX Railroad Commission is accountable to the people, not big polluters. View a report and recording of the Candidates Forum.

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TCE and Over 700 Neighbors, Businesses, Elected Officials Oppose NE Austin Garbage Expansion

TCE, neighbors, businesses & officials fight TCEQ decision to allow garbage dump to process nearly 1 million tons of trash near NE Austin neighborhood.

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TCE and Environmental Coalition Condemns Texas Railroad Commission 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.

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TCE and Allies Urge TX Railroad Commission to Stop Gas Venting and Flaring

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.

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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)  […]

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.”

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