Environmental groups speak out at hearing on Exxon air quality permit
KIIITV News: A hearing was held by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Thursday aimed at finding out just how much opposition to the project there is.
Silent Spills: For Crosby residents, a ‘bitter taste’ about Arkema, and little help from government
Houston Chronicle: When it became clear that the chemicals stored at Arkema’s Crosby plant were going to catch fire, emergency personnel evacuated residents within a 1.5 mile radius of the site. Despite this evacuation, chemicals were released into the air and the water during the accident.
Hurricane Harvey’s toxic impact deeper than public told
Associated Press: More than a half-year after floodwaters swamped America’s fourth-largest city, the extent of this environmental assault is beginning to surface, while questions about the long-term consequences for human health remain unanswered.
An Enormous, Urgent Task: Hauling Away Harvey’s Debris
New York Times: Of all the challenges that southeast Texas faces after Hurricane Harvey, few will linger longer or more visibly than the millions of pounds of debris already crowding curbs and edging onto streets.
What a Trump win might mean for Texas’ environment
San Antonio Express-News: With Republicans set to control the White House and Congress, perhaps environmentalists across the country can learn a thing or two from those working in Texas.
Environmentalists push Austin for curbside composting
Time Warner Cable: Environmental activists push for curbside composting to add a third bin alongside a homeowners’ recycling and trash cans, strictly for organic food waste.
Dallas joins the fight for clean air
From our blog: Dallas City Hall made a bold step in advocating for reduced air pollution, clean air controls, and incentives to grow residential solar power.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings urges state to stop playing ‘game of chicken’ with feds over air pollution
With the help of environmental and clear air advocates, Dallas City Council passed a resolution urging the state to strengthen its plan to fight ozone pollution.
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.