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Will PARD ever get enough money to implement recycling in the parks?

Austin Monitor: Resolution passes to recommend that in 2019 City Council fund the initiative to expand the recycling program in city of Austin parks and recreational facilities.

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Where Do Cedar Park Mayor and Council Candidates Stand on Zero Waste?

From our blog: To help voters know just where the candidates stand, we asked the 8 candidates several questions about recycling and waste reduction.

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Two Dallas Bars Ditching Plastic Straws

GreenSource DFW: Two Dallas bar owners recently announced they are switching from plastic to paper straws this month.

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Clean up of San Jacinto Waste Pits moving forward

Houston Chronicle: A plan for designing the cleanup of the San Jacinto Waste Pits has been agreed upon by the Environmental Protection Agency and the companies responsible for the contamination.

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Abbott lifts post-Harvey suspension of environmental regulations

Houston Chronicle: Gov. Greg Abbott’s office on Thursday lifted the suspension of environmental regulations put in place almost seven months ago as Hurricane Harvey bore down on Texas.

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Advocacy Groups Say Post-Harvey Pollution Waivers Should Be Ended

Houston Public Media: Advocacy groups say Texas needs to reinstate pollution rules that have been suspended since Hurricane Harvey. They argue the waivers just aren’t needed more than seven months after the storm.

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Silent Spills: For Crosby residents, a ‘bitter taste’ about Arkema, and little help from government

Houston Chronicle: When it became clear that the chemicals stored at Arkema’s Crosby plant were going to catch fire, emergency personnel evacuated residents within a 1.5 mile radius of the site. Despite this evacuation, chemicals were released into the air and the water during the accident.

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Middle schoolers aim to make Houston plastic bag free

Houston Chronicle: Caoilin Krathaus and Lila Mankad, 12-year-old friends and classmates at Hogg Middle School, are sixth-graders on a campaign to save the world.

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Hurricane Harvey’s toxic impact deeper than public told

Associated Press: More than a half-year after floodwaters swamped America’s fourth-largest city, the extent of this environmental assault is beginning to surface, while questions about the long-term consequences for human health remain unanswered.

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Global campaign challenges Starbucks to keep its promise to curb plastic pollution, create 100% recyclable cup

Press Release: Today, more than a dozen leading environmental organizations announced the launch of “Starbucks: Break Free From Plastic” — a global campaign demanding that Starbucks take accountability for its contribution to the growing plastic pollution crisis.

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