Environmentalists are standing up to Exxon/Mobil and the entire fossil fuel industry.

JPMorgan Chase - the biggest financier of extreme fossil fuels on Wall Street - is bringing its top executives and shareholders to DFW area. Join the rally outside Chase’s Annual Shareholder Meeting in Plano.

French driller Total is back asking for a permit to drill new gas wells at Matlock Road at distances less than the 600 feet required by our city ordinance. They were voted down by our council 6-2 a few weeks ago. They have a new plan that moves the wells by 5 feet. That is not a typo, a whole 5 feet. And they think that will protect the community.

Please sign up to speak, ask city council to support our gas drilling ordinance, keep Arlington neighborhoods safe, and not allow Total to drill inside the 600 foot distance from protected uses.

Biologist, author and cancer survivor, Dr. Sandra Steingraber writes about climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment.

She is th co-author of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking. Rolling Stone called the new edition, “the most authoritative study of its kind.”

Steingraber is the recipient of many awards including the 17th Annual Heinz Foundation Award, named Ms. Magazine’s Woman of the Year, the Rachel Carson Leadership Award

The annual Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards honors North Texas' green businesses, professionals, organizations, nonprofits and volunteers. 

This year's honorary speaker is Lee Stetson as John Muir.

The Root and Branch Revue, Downwinders at Risk’s multi-day floating conference for green activists, is scheduled for Jan. 24-28 and includes the first trip to Texas of two of the Flint, Michigan women who blew the top off that town’s lead-contaminated drinking water scandal. 

Jan. 24, 7-9 pm: Film Screening & Discussion "When is Civil Disobedience Effective?" Angelika Theater at @ Mockingbird Station, 5321 E Mockingbird, Dallas. Free.

Citizens' Climate Lobby's Mid-Cities Chapter is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Info: Paula Luna, thelunas@prodigy.net

Texas Campaign for the Environment’s North Texas office is celebrating the end of election season and its own progress in advancing recycling and sustainability at a house party.

Texas Campaign for the Environment started with a vision of reducing waste and pollution back in 1991 with offices in Dallas and Houston. That year, the group’s community organizers generated 70,000 petition signatures in Dallas, and 20,000 signatures in Arlington that helped convince the cities to start curbside recycling programs.

Vote for your favorite green volunteers and leaders in North Texas. The top three finalists will be judged by a panel. Winners will be announced at the Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards on Nov. 3 at the Dallas Arboretum. 

The Texas Railroad Commission governs all oil and gas activities including the building of pipelines within the state. The RRC is up for Sunset Review this coming legislative session. Sunset works by setting a date on which an agency is abolished unless the Legislature passes a bill to continue it. Sunset staff evaluates the agency and issues recommendations for positive change. The Commission considers the recommendations, hears public testimony and decides on a package of changes to bring to the full Legislature.

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