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Protesters Demand City Abandon ‘One Bin for All’ Recycling

KUHF 88.7: Environmentalists rallied outside Houston City Hall to protest against the city’s planned one-bin recycling program. Some groups doubt the celebrated program will benefit the environment.

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Leaking landfills fuel contamination concerns across state

Fox News 34 Lubbock: A report by the Texas Campaign for the Environment says 40 percent of the nearly 200 active landfills in Texas are leaking toxins, and one of Lubbock’s two landfills is on the list. The 2013 report uses Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) data from 2012.

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At Least 40% of Active Texas Landfills are Leaking Toxins

Public News Service: As the battle over the site of a proposed landfill in central Texas continues, a new analysis is raising concerns statewide.

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Caldwell County residents hope to use landfill ban to stop proposed facility

Austin American Statesman: Citizens fighting a proposed dump start their efforts off with a big victory when their county commissioners pass an ordinance which aims to ban such facilities from Caldwell County.

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Dallas finally passes strict gas drilling rules after years of debate

CultureMap Dallas: It’s been a long road for Dallas gas drilling opponents and proponents alike. The Dallas City Council has approved a new gas drilling ordinance that is among the strictest in the nation.

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Plan to drill for gas in Dallas goes down to defeat

Dallas Morning News: Concerns about earthquakes, water and air pollution and noise have only intensified since Dallas first leased its land to Trinity East in 2008.

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Environmental groups press Rayovac for battery recycling

Waste and Recycling News: The non-profit group Texas Campaign for the Environment is leading the charge to press the Wisconsin-based company to adopt an extended producer responsibility policy.

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Electronics Retailers Receive Fs on Recycling Report Card

Environmental Leader: Staples, Best Buy and Office Depot are the only three major electronics retailers making a serious effort to help consumers recycle their old electronic products, says a report card released yesterday by the Electronics TakeBack Coalition.

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Texas law contributes to electronics recycling boom

Dallas Morning News: Electronics recycling in the U.S. is now a $20.6 billion industry, up from less than $1 billion in 2002, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc.

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A Victory for Activists – Council May Retain Oversight of Austin Energy

Austin Chronicle: It appears that most Council members have backed away from the wildly unpopular idea of surrendering control of the city’s largest asset to an unaccountable panel of professionals.

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