Statement on U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Press release: U.S. EPA proposes new program to reduce carbon emissions, publishes Clean Power Plan – read our response.
Fighting Pollution in the Rio Grande Valley
Texas Campaign for the Environment traveled to the Rio Grande Valley for a week-long canvassing trip to hold elected officials accountable for votes that made it harder for communities to prevent pollution.
DFW Residents Rally for Clean Air
From our blog: The EPA came to Dallas with open ears about its new plan to slash methane pollution from oil and gas operations. An overwhelming majority of citizens testified in favor of the proposal and asked for even stronger rules.
Scruggs: We should heed pope’s climate change stance
Houston Chronicle op-ed: There is an old joke about the man in a flooding house who prays for rescue. As the water rises, firefighters come by in a rowboat and offer to help him out. He says, “No, no, I’m waiting for God to rescue me.”
Abbott Signs Bill to Speed Permits, Limit Protests
Texas Tribune: Critics are worried that limiting the process would stifle what little voice everyday Texans have when manufacturers, chemical plants, landfills and other high-polluting businesses set up shop in their communities.
Doctors’ groups press EPA for much stricter federal ozone limit
Dallas Morning News: The top doctors’ organizations in Texas and Dallas County, along with other groups and individuals, pressed hard on Thursday for a much tougher federal limit on ozone, or smog.
Suit seeks EPA decision on oil field chemical disclosure
Houston Chronicle: Environmentalists filed a lawsuit to force federal regulators to decide whether they should require companies to disclose the toxic chemicals released during oil exploration and production.
Dallas finally passes strict gas drilling rules after years of debate
CultureMap Dallas: It’s been a long road for Dallas gas drilling opponents and proponents alike. The Dallas City Council has approved a new gas drilling ordinance that is among the strictest in the nation.
Plan to drill for gas in Dallas goes down to defeat
Dallas Morning News: Concerns about earthquakes, water and air pollution and noise have only intensified since Dallas first leased its land to Trinity East in 2008.