Biden needs to step up and declare a climate emergency
Houston Chronicle: But the truth is that President Biden has not gone nearly far enough, and in fact his administration has too often been complicit in advancing the interests of the fossil fuel industry.
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.”
Dallas Apartment Recycling Law Takes Effect
NBC News DFW: A 2018 law that requires landlords to make trash recycling available for tenants of apartments with eight units or more took effect Wednesday.
Dallas requires apartments to offer recycling by 2020
GreenSource DFW: If you live in an apartment or a condominium in Dallas, you must have access to recycling. That’s the law, after Dallas City Council voted unanimously to require all multi-family complexes to provide recycling by 2020.
Dallas Expands Recycling to Multifamily Buildings
NBC News DFW: Dallas apartments and other multifamily dwellings must provide recycling for residents by January 2020 under new rules unanimously approved Wednesday by the Dallas City Council.
At long last, all Dallas apartments will have to offer recycling
Dallas Morning News: The City Council voted unanimously to approve the new recycling mandate, which is meant to help push Dallas toward its “zero-waste” goals and divert materials from landfills.
Two Dallas Bars Ditching Plastic Straws
GreenSource DFW: Two Dallas bar owners recently announced they are switching from plastic to paper straws this month.
Abbott lifts post-Harvey suspension of environmental regulations
Houston Chronicle: Gov. Greg Abbott’s office on Thursday lifted the suspension of environmental regulations put in place almost seven months ago as Hurricane Harvey bore down on Texas.
Dallas could force apartments, offices to offer recycling
Dallas Morning News: Dallas City Council members don’t want to waste any more time waiting for apartment complexes and businesses to offer recycling programs. With a unanimous vote Monday, the council’s Quality of Life Committee directed city staff to draft an ordinance within the next two or three months that would mandate recycling programs for multi-family properties.
Fort Worth Recycling Plan Passes with Key Upgrades
From our blog: Fort Worth City Council voted to approve their 20-year “Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan.” As a result of widespread citizen participation and advocacy, the final document included many more program and policy goals to reduce waste and increase recycling than originally planned.