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Texas part of national push for laws promoting fledgling chemical recycling industry

Houston Chronicle: The legislation was opposed by environmental groups, which argued that chemical recycling projects produce additional air pollution without significantly decreasing plastic waste.

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A Global Plastic Trash Crisis Is Looming

Texas Public Radio: While it’s been a game changer in terms of facilitating medical, technological and safety advances, plastic has also become a major problem for the planet as waste continues to accumulate.

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Environmental leaders say TCEQ failing Colorado County

Colorado County Citizen: An environmental protection group said last week that the Skull Creek debacle is just another example that the agency has failed at exercising its mandate to protect the state’s environment.

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As Houston choked on toxic fumes, Texas legislators targeted air quality programs

Grist: While Houston was enduring the aftermath of the ITC chemical facility fire, about 200 miles west in Austin, a handful of Republican lawmakers in the Capitol building were pushing to move money out of Texas’ air quality programs.

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Arlington City Council Elections – Survey of candidates and voting info

Election Information Early Voting Times April 22 – 26 Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. April 27 Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. April 28 Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. April 29 ‐ 30 Monday ‐ Tuesday  7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Early Voting Locations in City of Arlington: Bob Duncan Center 2800 South Center Street […]

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Denton City Council Elections – Survey of candidates and voting info

This candidate questionnaire was put together by Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund and Denton Drilling Awareness Group. Responses were requested from all candidates.

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Opponents say planned ExxonMobil plastics plant would devastate Gulf Coast environment

Corpus Christi Caller-Times: A proposed plastics manufacturing facility in San Patricio County would be an environmental nightmare and fall short of its economic forecasts, according to environmental groups.

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Neighbors gear up to oppose Austin Community Landfill expansion

KXAN News Austin: Wednesday, people living in Northeast Austin and Travis County gathered at Barr Mansion to align their vision for stopping an expansion of the Austin Community Landfill.

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Op-Ed: This new coastal alliance aims to protect South Texas’ natural gifts

Corpus Christi Caller-Times Op-Ed: The quality of life in the Coastal Bend now faces its greatest challenge. It has been targeted as fertile ground for an industrial build-out that will impact the entire region.

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Travis County works to address lack of recycling receptacles at 26 area parks

Community Impact: Travis County staff will start the process of creating the solid-waste management plan that will provide a suggested timeline to expand recycling services.

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