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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
In Houston’s Fifth Ward, Concern Over Superfund Site Grows With EPA Budget Cuts
Houston Press: Houston-area activists gathered in the Fifth Ward on Tuesday to announce that they are joining organizers from across the country in influencing how the EPA deals with the Superfund program.
Members of Fifth Ward community protest budget cuts to superfund site
CW39 Houston: In Houston’s historic Fifth Ward, neighbors worry that politics and profits are taking priority over cleaning up their community.
One Bin for All is dead. So how should Houston handle its trash?
Houston Chronicle Op-Ed: According to the Houston-Galveston Area Council, when we include composters, hard-plastics reclaimers, electronics processors, construction- and demolition-debris recyclers and manufacturers of goods made from recycled items, we have 21,550 recycling jobs in our region and an industrial output of $4.5 billion per year.
Developing leaders to change the world
From our blog: We are proud to see our activists whose skills we have developed make great strides in their careers to transform policy for a healthier, more just world.
Report: Texas Tops Nation for Safe Drinking Water Violations
Public News Service: Researchers for the Natural Resources Defense Council looked at Environmental Protection Agency data from 2015 and found almost 14,000 violations in more than 5,000 water systems that together, serve 7 million Texans. The report also found that no penalties were assessed for 8-in-10 of those violations.
How grassroots groups are mobilizing Texans on top issues
Texas Tribune: Five community organizers tell us how they rally people around issues.
Dallas-Fort Worth State of the Region Recycling Report
TCE Fund’s 2017 DFW State of the Region Recycling Report examines the latest data on resource management, case studies and public opinion research to identify a path for zero waste in North Texas.
Texas landfills are leaking toxins into groundwater (Interactive Map)
From our blog: Use our interactive map to see which landfills in your area are self-reporting leaks into groundwater.
The 10 Most Toxic Items at Dollar Stores
Country Living: The low price is not worth your health.
Houston Runoff Election Environmental Questionnaire
From our blog: We co-sponsored an environmental questionnaire for Houston’s 2015 runoff election on December 12th.