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Let the People Vote! TCE and Allies Deliver Thousands of No Desal Petitions
TCE and Save the Bay for the Greater Good deliver thousands of petitions asking Corpus Christi Mayor and City Council to hold a public vote on the November ballot to determine whether or not the City can build desalination projects.Read More
Dallas Apartment Recycling Law Takes Effect
NBC News DFW: A 2018 law that requires landlords to make trash recycling available for tenants of apartments with eight units or more took effect Wednesday.
Proposed landfill expansion could attract more birds near Austin’s airport, environmental group says
KVUE News Austin: Texas Campaign for the Environment, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting pollution, argues the Travis County Landfill is operating in a way that is attracting birds, causing hazards to air traffic.
Good News and Bad News for Neighbors of Austin Community Landfill
Austin Chronicle: After worrying that Austin’s most controversial landfill might soon be growing, neighbors and activists celebrated a win that would ensure the facility’s closure. But Waste Management is now planning to instead build a trash transfer station, possibly perpetuating concerns for decades longer.
Houston Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire
From our blog: Houston’s CEER and HOME coalitions issued a joint questionnaire to all Mayoral candidates and published all responses. Read what the candidates have to say about the environment, affordable housing, transparency and other key issues here.
These designers turn trash into treasure
KXAN News Austin: Competitors walked the runway Sep. 14 covered head to toe in “trash” for the 9th Annual Trash Makeover Challenge.
Plastic bags are killing horses and cows across the state. What’s Texas to do?
Texas Tribune: A year after the Texas Supreme Court dealt a death blow to municipal bans on plastic bags, legislative efforts to revive them have fallen flat, and ranchers, city leaders and environmental groups say plastic bag litter is as big a problem as ever.
Recycling trashed: City audit confirms 1,300 tons of recyclables were sent to a landfill
KHOU News Houston: The 12-page report identified a total of 532 mishandled incidents across every sector of the city from January to June.
Commissioners Pass Resolution for Dallas County Environmental Protection
NBC News DFW: The resolution received unanimous support from all five Dallas County Commissioners. Republican J.J. Koch joined the four Democrats in voting for the measure.
TCE Statement on Dumping of Houston Residents’ Recycling
Press release: TCE calls for full disclosure and accountability from Houston’s solid waste department.
ExxonMobil’s Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project gets TCEQ approval
Corpus Christi Caller Times: Environmental groups warned of toxic emissions coming from the plant and had hoped the TCEQ would have required more air-quality monitoring at the facility’s fence line.