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Report: Texas criteria for polluted site cleanup ‘significantly weaker’ than neighboring states
Texas Tribune: A new report says the standards Texas uses to determine how much — and whether — to clean up contaminated sites are ‘significantly weaker’ than those of neighboring states and the federal government.Read More
Dell changes recycle vendors
Austin American-Statesman: Stung by mounting criticism for using federal prison labor to recycle computers, Dell will begin using other recycling contractors instead.
Dell Computers’ recycling efforts raise labor concerns
KPFT News Houston: Texas Campaign for the Environment, an Austin-based group sent protesters dressed in prison uniforms to Dell”s recycling events in Dallas and Houston.
Computer maker becomes friendlier to critics and the earth
Dallas Morning News: Activists no longer characterize Dell as an uncaring corporate monster. Instead, they say, Dell has become one of the pioneering manufacturers leading the industry to a universal plan for recycling hazardous electronic waste.
High-tech junk on lawmakers’ agenda
Houston Chronicle: In Texas, throwaway technology could become a thing of the past. New legislation would make it illegal to toss a Dell into a dumpster or incinerate an IBM.
Dell flunks environmental test
Austin Business Journal: The Computer Take-Back Campaign, a coalition of environmental and community groups of which the Texas Campaign for the Environment is a member, gave Dell a failing score of 28 percent out of 100.
Bush’s Christmas Stocking: Burning Coal?
Austin Chronicle: Environmentalists managed to score one victory while losing another.
School Bus Fleet Will Switch Fuel
Austin American-Statesman: Austin district officials agree to use cleaner burning diesel fuel.
Breathless in Texas
Austin Chronicle: The Texas Lege takes yet another look at cleaning up the air.