help defend local tree ordinances in Texas
If Governor Abbott gets his way during the Special Session this summer, local and out-of-state developers will be free to clearcut every tree, even giant heritage oaks, from their project sites. They might save a little money when they are building their projects but taxpayers will be stuck with the environmental and health costs and our communities will suffer.
Austin City Council: Support the Strongest Standards for Sludge!
Austin is deciding what to do with its sewage wastes in the future, and two sets of standards have been put forward. We need the strongest standards with the most accountability and oversight. Tell City Council to back the best path for our biosolids!
Tell Congress: Defend Common Sense Environmental Protections
Proposed budget cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under consideration this year ignore the reality of how critical the EPA is to cleaning up more than 50 Superfund sites that affect our state, improving air quality, and providing resources for low-income people affected by pollution.
U.S. EPA: Support full removal of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits
A toxic Superfund site in the San Jacinto River has been leaking dioxins into the river and Galveston bay for decades. The EPA has proposed a plan to fully remove the site, but powerful polluters are fighting for cheaper alternatives that could threaten our environment. Take action to make sure that the EPA gets the polluters to fully remove the toxic San Jacinto River Waste Pits!
Houston city hall: support recycling and zero waste
City Council recently voted to continue curbside recycling, after hearing from thousands of Houstonians. Now we need a long-term strategy to reduce waste, recycle and compost city-wide including apartments and businesses!
Fort Worth city council: we need a zero waste plan!
The City of Fort Worth is taking public testimony on its 20-year recycling plan through September 16th. We need to ensure that Fort Worth sets the most ambitious goals possible to keep valuable materials from being trashed!