Two studies on Dallas-Fort Worth smog show path to EPA compliance and benefits of reducing pollution.

 

Former Railroad Commission inspector Morris Kocurek checks the compliance of an oil and gas waste facility. Kocurek was fired from his job because he said the commission didn’t want him strictly enforcing environmental rules. Courtesy of The Daily Beast.

Aug. 12, 2015

Nipendra Patel in front of his home in the Bastrop community of The Colony. Patel's roof is marked with studs meant to support solar panels, but the neighborhood's developer blocked their installation. Photo by Gabriel Cristóver Pérez
 
Aug. 5, 2015 

By Jim Malewitz and Jeremy Lin 
Texas Tribune

 

The Fischer Store Bridge near Wimberley was toppled by the Blanco River floodwaters. A new report shows that the economic damage of climate change in Texas could be in the tens of billions of dollars.
 
July 28, 2015
 
Green Tips Guy

We're posting a new feature called "Green Tip of the Week "created by Green Tip Guy Jason Winningham of Duncanville.  

Above, Members of the DFW Citizens' Climate Lobby coaltion Shawn Reeder,  left, and Swetha Kannen and Jim Moffitt (behind to his right), head to meetings with members of Congress and their aides in Washington, DC, at last year's lobbying day. Photos courtesy of CCL.

June 22, 2015

On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council voted to repeal the city's bag fee ordinance after plastic bag manufacturers sued. Courtesy of RevoltInStyle.com.

UPDATE June 14, 2015: Story has been updated below with election results. 

June 5, 2015

June 3, 2015

The Texas’ 84th Legislature wrapped up this past weekend, amid torrential rainfall and a deluge of action to maneuver bills to final approval. Your health, safety, water supply, air quality and right to weigh in on potential public hazards and initiate civic action all may feel the effects of the storm in the statehouse.

For good?  Or ill?  

Above, Wini Cannon, District 3 anti-tollroad candidate eliminated in City Council general election,  Mark Clayton, District 9 councilman-elect, Carol Donovan, candidate for Dallas County Democratic Party Chair, Lon Burnam, former Texas House Representative (D), Tarrant County District 90,  Lenna Webb, Chair North Dallas Democratic Women, David Griggs, Dallas County Democratic Party Executive Committee. Photo by Linda Cooke.

May 31, 2015       

  
Photo by Linda Cooke

May 31, 2015

The Dallas Green Alliance, a grassroots political action committee formed to elect green City Council candidates, hosted a fundraiser on May 28 at the Stoneleigh P in Dallas.

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