Global banks pledged to cut emissions – but still invest billions on US gas exports
The Guardian: About 20 banks have financed the majority of the construction costs for LNG along the US Gulf coast.
Several environmental groups raise concerns on Flint Hills Resources December oil spill
KRIS 6 News: Local environmentalist groups in Corpus Christi are raising concerns about the lack of updates from Flint Hills Resources Ingleside Terminal regarding the oil spill that happened on December 24, 2023.
Energy company among environmental group’s ‘Terrible 12’ Gulf Coast polluters
Victoria Advocate: The group of environmental advocates in attendance Monday came up with a list of energy companies who they believe are some of the worst polluters along the Gulf Coast. These companies are known as the “Terrible 12.”
Environmentalist groups seek answers from Flint Hills Resources on December oil spil
CallerTimes: Within a couple of weeks of the spill, at least 13 birds died due to exposure to crude oil and one turtle was treated for potential exposure.
Indigenous Leaders in Texas Target Global Banks to Keep LNG Export Off of Sacred Land at the Port of Brownsville
Houston Chronicle: Since Congress lifted the oil export ban in 2015, three proposed LNG export facilities have fallen victim to the protest. But the war in Ukraine is an impetus for two remaining projects.
Crisis is not free pass to pollute our planet
Houston Chronicle Op-Ed: The president and governor appear to take advantage of an economic and health emergency in order to allow more profits and pollution from industrial plants. Public health and the planet cannot take it.
Houston Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire
From our blog: Houston’s CEER and HOME coalitions issued a joint questionnaire to all Mayoral candidates and published all responses. Read what the candidates have to say about the environment, affordable housing, transparency and other key issues here.
Recycling trashed: City audit confirms 1,300 tons of recyclables were sent to a landfill
KHOU News Houston: The 12-page report identified a total of 532 mishandled incidents across every sector of the city from January to June.
TCE Statement on Dumping of Houston Residents’ Recycling
Press release: TCE calls for full disclosure and accountability from Houston’s solid waste department.