Travis County works to address lack of recycling receptacles at 26 area parks
Community Impact: Travis County staff will start the process of creating the solid-waste management plan that will provide a suggested timeline to expand recycling services.
Most Austin city parks lack recycling though donations funded bins in biggest parks
Politifact: TCE’s handout says that “as many as 293 out of 300” Austin city “parks have no recycling, including almost every neighborhood park.” We rate the statement TRUE.
A victory for Texas trees — and for local control
Texas Tribune: Local tree conservation non-profits, arborists, landscape architects, local government officials, environmentalists and citizen groups all came together to press our legislators to stand against the unwise legislation.
Editorial: State of Texas, stay out of our trees!
Waco Tribune-Herald: Taking a cue from Gov. Greg Abbott’s vow to call out those state legislators who defy his agenda during the Texas Legislature’s ongoing special session, we call out legislators who supposedly represent our area but are more intent on undermining local control.
Seuss-inspired story tells Texans to ‘speak for the trees’
KXAN Austin: Tree activists of all ages joined forces at the Texas State Capitol to save the trees, with the help of lawmakers and Dr. Seuss.
Dr. Seuss book used to rally for Tree Ordinances
Fox 7 Austin: Wednesday, a group of tree advocates came to the state capitol to keep local tree protection laws firmly planted in place. Under the canopy of an oak tree, on the east side of the Texas capitol, the words from a popular Dr. Seuss book could be heard.
Opponents of Texas tree bills ‘speak for the trees’ at Capitol
KVUE Austin: The groups Texas Campaign for the Environment and Defend Texas Trees held an event outside the Capitol Wednesday to oppose bills filed in the Special Session related to trees.
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.
Environmental groups worry if Houston can limit oil drilling near drinking water source
Houston Public Media: Residents and environmentalists say a big concern is that if the proposed well is successful, it’ll start a rush by other drillers to look for oil near the shores of Lake Houston.