Enforcing Texas’ oil & gas laws
The Texas Railroad Commission needs to get serious about enforcing state laws meant to prevent oil & gas industry pollution, tracking their performance, and making violation and penalty information available to the public and our elected officials.
Time to can the toxic chemicals
From our blog: Remember a few years ago when news spread about the chemical BPA being banned from plastic baby bottles, pacifiers and sippy cups? A new study shows this potentially harmful chemical is still being widely used in canned food products across the country.
Recycling will stay – Zero Waste should be next
Mayor Turner and City Council voted to continue curbside recycling with the exception of glass. We’re making progress, Houston. Now let’s commit to Zero Waste!
Your Vote Matters
Whether you’ve been paying rapt attention to this unusual presidential campaign or not, we hope that you will vote in this election. Remember it’s not only the top of the ticket that matters.
Tell Austin Resource Recovery–Composting First!
From our blog: It’s clear that Zero Waste has big opportunities for protecting our environment while saving us all money. Not all priorities are created equally, however, and curbside composting is an idea whose time has come. This will capture an entire new class of materials that most families currently have to throw into the landfill.
Austin Resolutions for the New Year
Austin American Statesman: In 2016, I resolve to work with Austinites in all 10 City Council districts to get our city on track with our zero waste goals. By October, all renters and all workplaces should have recycling available
Looking back on our work in 2015
From our blog: Take a look back at TCE and TCE Fund accomplishments in 2015 as we look ahead to fighting pollution in 2016.
TCE Responds to Austin Statesman’s Article Trashing ‘Zero Waste’
From our blog: A front page article in the Austin Statesman misled the public about the merits of Austin’s forward-thinking Zero Waste Plan. Read our response and use our tools to Take Action!
Why everyone is talking about the Paris climate conference
This week, diplomats from 195 countries finalized a global climate deal that many feel needs enforcement from the bottom up. We agree.