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Indigenous Leaders in Texas Target Global Banks to Keep LNG Export Off of Sacred Land at the Port of Brownsville
Houston Chronicle: Since Congress lifted the oil export ban in 2015, three proposed LNG export facilities have fallen victim to the protest. But the war in Ukraine is an impetus for two remaining projects.Read More
Waste Solution May Lean Again on a Low-Income Area
New York Times: For Dr. Bullard, who is joined in his opposition by the Houston chapter of the N.A.A.C.P., putting any waste-related facility in a predominantly minority neighborhood would feel like a slight.
Assault on Batteries
The Cap Times Op-Ed: Spectrum insists that used batteries belong in the landfill, even though Rayovac’s UK arm dispatched a press release calling for a take-back program to protect the environment.
Protesting pirates demand change from local company
WISC-TV: Over two dozen environmental protesters from Texas and Madison came together to bring a message to Spectrum Brands.
Spectrum Brands’ ties with Clean Lakes Alliance prompting festival protest
Capital Times: The connection between Spectrum Brands, the maker of Rayovac batteries, and the Clean Lakes Alliance is prompting a protest Saturday at one of the Clean Lakes Alliance’s biggest annual fundraisers, the Clean Lakes Festival.
Houston Faces Opposition to One Bin Trash Plan
Environmental Leader: Houston’s One Bin for All trash plan, touted by the city as the next evolution in recycling, may be facing some opposition by a coalition of groups who do not agree with the program’s proposed environmental value.
Ways Houston can increase its recycling rate
Houston Chronicle Guest Column: We believe the right services and education programs will yield successful results just like they have in other cities.
Consortium targets Capri Sun in new push to emphasize recycling
Plastic News: A coalition of organizations devoted to waste and recycling, plastic pollution and resource conservation today launched the Make It, Take It Campaign, a collaborative effort to pressure consumer goods companies to take responsibility for packaging waste.
Groups oppose gasification idea
KTRH AM 740: Houston-area environmental groups come out to oppose plans for a gasification plant which would burn the city’s trash.
As AG Weighs Plastic Bag Laws, Dallas Passes Its Own
Texas Tribune: The Dallas ordinance, which the City Council approved by a vote of 8-6, doesn’t ban plastic bags outright. Rather, it limits their use by imposing a 5-cent-per-bag charge on retailers.
Dallas Will Charge Fees for Plastic Bag Use
NBC News D/FW: The Dallas City Council has passed a proposal ordering retailers to charge a fee for one-time use plastic bags while partially banning them from city-owned facilities.