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How grassroots groups are mobilizing Texans on top issues
Texas Tribune: Five community organizers tell us how they rally people around issues.
Texas landfills are leaking toxins into groundwater (Interactive Map)
From our blog: Use our interactive map to see which landfills in your area are self-reporting leaks into groundwater.
Costs may hamper environmental legislative plans
El Paso Times: From banning plastic checkout bags to trying to save honeybees, Texas environmental groups have a long wish list as the 2017 legislative session gets underway.
What Happened to Houston’s ‘One Bin for All’ Program?
Houston Public Media: The city’s latest progress report on the recycling concept doesn’t have much to offer.
Looking back on our work in 2015
From our blog: Take a look back at TCE and TCE Fund accomplishments in 2015 as we look ahead to fighting pollution in 2016.
Houston Runoff Election Environmental Questionnaire
From our blog: We led a group of environmental, environmental justice, civil rights and civic engagement organizations to produce a short questionnaire for Houston candidates. Election day is December 12th, 2015.
Debunking the New York Times: Recycling Isn’t Garbage
From our blog: A lengthy op-ed in the New York Times railed against recycling last week. Don’t buy it.
Abbott Signs Bill to Speed Permits, Limit Protests
Texas Tribune: Critics are worried that limiting the process would stifle what little voice everyday Texans have when manufacturers, chemical plants, landfills and other high-polluting businesses set up shop in their communities.
Leaking landfills fuel contamination concerns across state
Fox News 34 Lubbock: A report by the Texas Campaign for the Environment says 40 percent of the nearly 200 active landfills in Texas are leaking toxins, and one of Lubbock’s two landfills is on the list. The 2013 report uses Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) data from 2012.