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.
A state agency that treats regulated companies as clients
Dallas Morning News Op-Ed: Unfortunately, the state agency that is supposed to protect public safety and property rights by enforcing standards for the oil and gas industry — the Railroad Commission of Texas — bends over backwards to protect drilling companies instead.
Environmental Group Organizes Support for Pollution Issues Ahead of March 1 Election
EverythingLubbock.com: Door-to-door canvassers with Texas Campaign for the Environment will be generating handwritten letters to candidates for state house district 84 during a contested primary election between Rep. John Frullo and Republican Jim Landtroop, a former house representative.
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.
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.
Houston Runoff Election Environmental Questionnaire
From our blog: We led a group of environmental, environmental justice, civil rights and civic engagement organizations to produce a short questionnaire for Houston candidates. Election day is December 12th, 2015.
Groups sue top Texas environmental regulator over air pollution permits
KXAN News Austin: Several environmental advocacy groups have sued the state’s top environmental regulation agency for alleged inadequate handling of several air pollution permits.
EPA to Require Toxic Release Reporting from Gas Plants
Texas Tribune: Hundreds of gas plants across the country — and as many as 180 in Texas — soon will have to alert the federal government if they discharge, produce or handle certain toxic chemicals like benzene or hydrogen sulfide.
What’s the Damage? Fallout from the 84th Texas legislative session
Austin Chronicle: As in many years, the environmental fights at the 84th Legislature were mostly not to do good things, but to prevent bad things from happening – and at best, it was a split decision.