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Indigenous Leaders in Texas Target Global Banks to Keep LNG Export Off of Sacred Land at the Port of Brownsville
Houston Chronicle: Since Congress lifted the oil export ban in 2015, three proposed LNG export facilities have fallen victim to the protest. But the war in Ukraine is an impetus for two remaining projects.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.