What We Can Win & How You Can Help
From our blog: We held our first statewide webinar to share information about our legislative priorities in 2017. Folks from all over the state tuned in online to learn, discuss, and TAKE ACTION!
Galveston at front of bag-ban battle
Houston Chronicle: Reacting to a groundswell of concern about the effect of plastic bags on the environment, Galveston is on the forefront of a statewide controversy over cities’ ability to ban plastic bags that are killing turtles, birds and fouling beaches.
You’re invited to our post-election party in Dallas, but first, VOTE!
You’ve probably heard a million reasons why don’t need to vote. We’ve got a few arguments why you should–and we’re also throwing in a party invitation!
Texas & national bag reduction advocates blast Texas Attorney General’s assault on local bag law
Media Release: State and national bag law advocates convened this week to defend bag ordinances in the wake of embattled Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against Texas’ first local law against bag pollution in Brownsville.
Single-use Plastic Bags will be Free Again Monday
Dallas Observer: At what Dwaine Caraway said would be his last City Council meeting, the term-limited council member put on a vintage performance, fighting against what’s become the bane of his existence: single-use plastic bags.
Dallas’ bag fee is working — let it continue
Dallas Morning News Op-Ed: The 5-cent fee on disposable shopping bags has vastly reduced the sheer number of bags Dallas retailers and consumers are churning through.
Bag ban, local control made our town cleaner
Darren Hodges: Some people who call themselves conservatives are trying to tell Fort Stockton and other communities that we are not allowed to solve our own problems in our own ways.
Governor-elect Abbott wants to end local ban on plastic bags
Fox 7 News Austin: Texas is ushering in its first new governor in fourteen years and he’s drawing his first line in the sand that could pit local and state governments against each other.
Port Aransas bans single-use plastic bags
Corpus Christi Caller-Times: The Port Aransas City Council voted this week to ban the use of plastic bags at most retail stores within the island community.