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Pilots, activists urge Austin council to reject landfill expansion near airport
Austin American-Statesman: Pilots and environmental advocates on Thursday urged Austin city leaders to reject the expansion of a landfill near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, fearing an increased danger of jets colliding with vultures and other birds drawn to the site.
Opponents of Austin trash transfer station take their case to the state
Austin Monitor: A proposal to build a garbage transfer station in North Austin is facing growing opposition from public officials, neighbors and environmental groups.
Plan de empresa de recolección de basura genera oposición en este de Austin
Telemundo Austin: El plan de Waste Management, la compañía de recolección de basura de transformar un basurero del este de Austin en una planta de transferencia de desechos está generado oposición de vecinos, líderes locales y ambientalistas.
Dallas Apartment Recycling Law Takes Effect
NBC News DFW: A 2018 law that requires landlords to make trash recycling available for tenants of apartments with eight units or more took effect Wednesday.
Proposed landfill expansion could attract more birds near Austin’s airport, environmental group says
KVUE News Austin: Texas Campaign for the Environment, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting pollution, argues the Travis County Landfill is operating in a way that is attracting birds, causing hazards to air traffic.
Good News and Bad News for Neighbors of Austin Community Landfill
Austin Chronicle: After worrying that Austin’s most controversial landfill might soon be growing, neighbors and activists celebrated a win that would ensure the facility’s closure. But Waste Management is now planning to instead build a trash transfer station, possibly perpetuating concerns for decades longer.
Houston Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire
From our blog: Houston’s CEER and HOME coalitions issued a joint questionnaire to all Mayoral candidates and published all responses. Read what the candidates have to say about the environment, affordable housing, transparency and other key issues here.
These designers turn trash into treasure
KXAN News Austin: Competitors walked the runway Sep. 14 covered head to toe in “trash” for the 9th Annual Trash Makeover Challenge.
Plastic bags are killing horses and cows across the state. What’s Texas to do?
Texas Tribune: A year after the Texas Supreme Court dealt a death blow to municipal bans on plastic bags, legislative efforts to revive them have fallen flat, and ranchers, city leaders and environmental groups say plastic bag litter is as big a problem as ever.
Recycling trashed: City audit confirms 1,300 tons of recyclables were sent to a landfill
KHOU News Houston: The 12-page report identified a total of 532 mishandled incidents across every sector of the city from January to June.