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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How grassroots groups are mobilizing Texans on top issues

Texas Tribune: Five community organizers tell us how they rally people around issues.

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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.

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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.

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The 10 Most Toxic Items at Dollar Stores

Country Living: The low price is not worth your health.

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Houston Runoff Election Environmental Questionnaire

From our blog: We co-sponsored an environmental questionnaire for Houston’s 2015 runoff election on December 12th.

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Environmentalists Protest Dollar Stores Toxic Inventory

KLBJ News: Environmentalists say low-income families and communities of color could be getting sick from toxic products bought at Family Dollar.

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