tell congress: help clean up polluted Texas communities!
Over a dozen “superfund” sites in Houston — designated by the EPA as some of the most polluted places in the country — flooded during Harvey, spreading toxic chemicals in our communities. It is more important than ever to fully fund clean up programs for these sites! Contact your U.S. Congress member here.
Houston’s new recycling contract: support zero waste!
Mayor Turner has supported a new recycling contract for the City of Houston! We need to make sure this contract will be a solid foundation on which to build a Zero Waste Plan and expand recycling for all.
help make Plano a zero waste city!
Plano is currently drafting a long-term solid waste management plan. The city should work to make recycling and composting services available for all residents and businesses, no matter where they live, work or play. The city should also include residents in the planning process and establish a citizen’s commission that could give input on the objectives for Plano’s recycling plan.
help us make Richardson a zero waste city!
Richardson has basic recycling services for all of its single-family residents. While these programs are important, the vast majority of materials used in the city are still going to area landfills. This will continue until we are able to secure recycling and composting services for all residents and businesses.
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!