TCE Environmental Voter Resources
TCE Environmental Voter Resources Information on the Voting Process Key Elections to follow Important Dates remaining in the election process TCE Environmental Voter’s Pledge: To vote and ask others to vote; To make sure all votes are counted; To ensure a peaceful transition of power once all votes are counted fairly. Let’s begin with…Thanks! Thank […]
Opinion: Stop Fossil Fuel Industry from running US Climate Policy
Stop the revolving door — Americans don’t support fossil fuel industry leaders running climate policy
TCE and Environmental Coalition Condemns Texas Railroad Commission Decisions
TCE and an environmental coalition condemned decisions by the Texas Railroad Commission when they refused to hear environmental advocates and residents’ concerns; allowed 7 gas flaring and venting waivers over public health-based standards and climate change warnings; failed to disallow future flaring and venting; and,waived fees and environmental rules.
TCE and Allies Urge TX Railroad Commission to Stop Gas Venting and Flaring
TCE and a coalition of environmental groups sent an open letter to the Texas Railroad Commission asking them to stop harmful gas flaring and venting in oil field sites across Texas. Key stakeholders object to Industry heavy composition of Railroad Commission’s “Blue Ribbon Task Force”. Signatories site concerns about: waste of natural resources; public health harm and risk; and, climate change impacts.
A Green New Deal for Dallas? Activists Protest City’s New Climate Plan
Dallas Observer: Protesters lined the steps of the Hall of State in Fair Park on Tuesday, holding a banner in front of attendees of the morning’s climate symposium: “This is not enough.”
ExxonMobil’s Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project gets TCEQ approval
Corpus Christi Caller Times: Environmental groups warned of toxic emissions coming from the plant and had hoped the TCEQ would have required more air-quality monitoring at the facility’s fence line.
Lawmakers passed Hurricane Harvey aid, but ignored its cause, environmental advocates say
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: As lawmakers talked this session about the damage and destruction their communities suffered when Hurricane Harvey struck in 2017, environmental advocates said two words were missing from the conversation: climate change.
Slow Gains for the Environment at the Capitol
Austin Chronicle: While the 86th was not a halcyon session for environmental progress – no surprise, alas, in Texas – there was indeed some limited improvement.
Texas Lege Passes Bill Allowing Authorities to File Felony Charges Against Pipeline Protesters
San Antonio Current: In the closing hours of the legislative session, Texas lawmakers voted to approve a controversial measure that would make it a felony for protesters to interrupt the construction of oil pipelines.
You Could Get Prison Time for Protesting a Pipeline in Texas—Even If It’s on Your Land
Mother Jones: The fight against a Texas pipeline just got a little more challenging. The Texas Senate passed legislation that makes interfering with pipelines and other oil and gas infrastructure a crime punishable by up to a year in prison and $10,000 in fines.