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Robertson Co. Residents Speak Out Against Coal Plants

KBTX-TV Bryan: About a dozen volunteers spent Saturday in Hearne, where they combed neighborhoods, knocking on doors, asking residents for signatures in opposition of the county’s proposed coal plants.

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Dell launches first free recycling program

Austin American Statesman: Computer maker will take back all products it sold worldwide.

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Georgetown takes on tech trash: City is first to vote on resolution urging new electronics recycling rules

Austin American Statesman: Consumers aren’t the only ones frustrated about what to do with obsolete and broken electronic equipment such as televisions or computers.

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Apple to Begin Recycling Customers’ Old Macs

Associated Press: Apple Computer Inc. will soon adopt an environmentally friendly twist for buyers of new Macintosh computers by offering to recycle their old computers for free.

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China’s toxic junkyard

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: When discarded computers vanish from desktops around the world, they often end up in Guiyu, which may be the electronic-waste capital of the globe.

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HP is pushing states to force recycling of TVs and computers. Here’s why

Business Week: Aided by HP’s energetic lobbying, the greens persuaded state lawmakers to adopt a landmark program that forces electronics companies to foot the bill for recycling their old equipment.

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State environmental commission passes new landfill rules

Austin American-Statesman: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Wednesday passed the largest overhaul of the state’s landfill rules in at least a decade.

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Overflowing with Landfills

Fort Worth Weekly: Last month, the environmental group mailed commissioners thousands of letters gathered from citizens across the state, calling for stronger landfill regulations.

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Planned road at park is killed

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram: Amid persistent opposition from residents, City Council members killed a proposal to build a road along the edge of Trinity Park.

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Appointee for a Day

Mineral Wells Index: As a representative of the general public, McQuaid was called upon to resign from the council because of his conflict of interest with his wife being in the waste industry.

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