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Opinion: To cripple Putin, we must transition to renewable energy
Houston Chronicle Op-Ed: Russia’s war with Ukraine is the most recent example of global bad actors manipulating fossil fuel supplies, sources and prices to drive political tensions. A just and clean energy transition can’t wait.Read More
Zeroing in on Our Throwaway Culture
Austin Chronicle: The Solid Waste Advisory Committee is going to include an ambitious goal of sending 0% of the area’s waste to landfills and incinerators by 2040.
A Mighty Wind
Houston Press: Local sentiment was so strong against the waste industry that protesters had only to point the finger at McCarty to explain their objections: trucks, stink, pollution, sickness.
Residents fight landfill expansion
Austin American-Statesman: Residents have fought for years to close BFI’s landfill and a neighboring landfill run by Waste Management of Texas Inc.
Environmentalists Bypass Washington to Pressure Corporations
Environmentalists went door-to-door in Austin, Texas, where Dell is headquartered, explaining why they wanted the company to do more to keep old computers, which contain toxic chemicals, out of landfills.
Austin postpones landfill changes
Austin American-Statesman: The Austin City Council has effectively scuttled a contract to turn over operations of the city’s landfill to a private company.
Tech Waste Challenges Earth Day Spirit
Associated Press: The Austin-based Texas Campaign for the Environment is asking Apple to reduce or eliminate recycling fees for consumers and build in-store recycling centers.
A Pledge to Revise Landfill Expansion Rules
Austin American-Statesman: Texas environmental commissioners pledged Wednesday to revise state rules that make it possible for landfill operators to seek approval for significant expansions with little public input.
Commission to Hold Hearing on Landfill
Weatherford Democrat: Parker County residents opposed to a landfill expansion will now be able to have their side heard before the state’s environmental quality agency.
Groups hope to overturn permit to expand landfill
Weatherford Democrat: Today could be pivotal for whether the state of Texas allows IESI to expand its landfill operation southwest of Weatherford.
Environmentalists Protest Apple’s ‘iWaste’
New York Times: Environmentalists said they’re targeting Apple because the company makes it difficult to replace batteries in its digital music players, and it charges many consumers $30 to recycle their unused or broken computers and laptops.