On Wednesday, March 23rd, the House Appropriations Committee voted 18-7 in favor of a
state budget that would make major cuts to our state parks system. This budget
could force the closure of at least seven state parks, drastically reduce
On Monday night, the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League voted overwhelmingly to support Dallas City Council member Angela Hunt in her effort to establish an open and transparent gas drilling task force to study the effects of shale gas drilling in Dallas.
A revised settlement agreement between Ash Grove Cement and the cities of Dallas and Arlington now includes language that preserves the goal of the original green cement policy, winning the support of DFW clean air activists who initially opposed a deal two weeks ago.
Last week, Tom 'Smitty' Smith of Public Citizen met with local environmental organizers at the Dallas Clean Air meetup to discuss several issues, including the outcome of the Sunset hearings for Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Texas Railroad Commission. Every state agency must go through a Sunset review where it's practices are evaluated and the agency may or may not be permitted to continue.
A TCEQ public meeting in Frisco this month drew more than 60 people to discuss lead pollution coming from a battery recyling plant operated by Exide Technologies, inc. The 46-year-old plant is the only battery recycling plant in Texas.
Over 80 people turned out at the Trinity River Audubon Center this month on a sunny Saturday afternoon to learn about net metering. The event was sponsored by the Texas Solar Energy Society and the North Texas Renewable Energy Group.
Hundreds of people from across the state showed up in Dallas on Friday (January 14th) to participate in the EPA's Greenhouse Gas Public Hearing to support EPA's enforcement of the Clean Air Act in Texas.
And why? Because Texas residents cannot get help from their own state agency, Texas Commission on Environment Quality (TCEQ), to safeguard their basic rights to clean air.