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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.
At Least 40% of Active Texas Landfills are Leaking Toxins
Public News Service: As the battle over the site of a proposed landfill in central Texas continues, a new analysis is raising concerns statewide.
Caldwell County residents hope to use landfill ban to stop proposed facility
Austin American Statesman: Citizens fighting a proposed dump start their efforts off with a big victory when their county commissioners pass an ordinance which aims to ban such facilities from Caldwell County.
Texas appealing to other states for radioactive trash, looks to expand program
Fox News: A measure that would allow three-dozen states to dump even hotter radioactive waste at a West Texas nuclear facility is picking up steam as it makes its way through the state legislature — despite growing opposition from environmental groups who argue the economic incentives shouldn’t trump public safety concerns.