Problem Waste Facilities
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.
Clean up of San Jacinto Waste Pits moving forward
Houston Chronicle: A plan for designing the cleanup of the San Jacinto Waste Pits has been agreed upon by the Environmental Protection Agency and the companies responsible for the contamination.
Report: Green businesses and cities at risk
Our friends from the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) have issued an important new report about how many corporate and local “sustainability” plans are anything but sustainable–they are burning trash and causing terrible environmental harms.
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.
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.
Houston Runoff Election Environmental Questionnaire
From our blog: We co-sponsored an environmental questionnaire for Houston’s 2015 runoff election on December 12th.
Leaking landfills fuel contamination concerns across state
Fox News 34 Lubbock: A report by the Texas Campaign for the Environment says 40 percent of the nearly 200 active landfills in Texas are leaking toxins, and one of Lubbock’s two landfills is on the list. The 2013 report uses Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) data from 2012.
Overflowing with Landfills
Fort Worth Weekly: Last month, the environmental group mailed commissioners thousands of letters gathered from citizens across the state, calling for stronger landfill regulations.
Report: Texas Trash Rules Matter
Few Texans realize that their state has some of the weakest trash standards in the nation. Read our report to learn why stronger rules are needed for super-sized landfills to stop the trashing of Texas.