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

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

June 5, 2015

On Wednesday, the local fight against plastic bags took a blow when the Dallas City Council voted 10-4 to repeal the Dallas bag fee that went into effect in January.

Sen. Troy Fraser led an attempt to gut a key wind program from the state’s renewable standards. Courtesy of Texas Tribune/Bob Daemmrich.   

June 3, 2015

In this last week of the current Texas Legislature, it’s a complicated, tricksy end game to see if bills harmful to Texas air, water, clean energy and consumer choice will become law. Photo courtesy of the Texas Tribune.

May 27, 2015

This is second in a series of weekly updates on bills in the Texas Legislature that address environmental issues in the final weeks of the session. 

May 19, 2015

With the 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature closing June 1, bill consideration is racing to a narrowing window.  This session has seen an unprecedented flood of environmentally adverse bills.  

This is first in a series of weekly updates on bills in the Texas Legislature that address environmental issues in the final weeks of the session. Photos courtesy of the state of Texas.

May 12, 2015 


This is the second in a two-part series featuring Dr. Bruce McCarl, Nobel Peace Prize-winning agricultural economist of Texas A & M University, who spoke on global climate change at Earth Day Texas April 25.  In Part 1, McCarl asserts the reality of climate change from a scientists' perspective.  

Above, a group of lobbyists from the North Dallas Texas Democratic Women's group joined others from the statewide group at the state Capitol on April 14. Courtesy of North Dallas Texas Democratic Women.

April 22, 2015

Karenna Gore will be speaking at Earth Day Texas on Friday, April 24, at 5 pm. Her presentation is titled: 'Integrity and Earth: Honoring Our Roots While Enhancing Progress.' 

April 15, 2015

Karenna Gore is director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and the eldest daughter of former Vice President Al Gore, a longtime environmental activist. She will be speaking at Earth Day Texas on Friday, April 24, at 5 p.m. Green Source DFW interviewed her via email:

Left, Marcos Ronquillo, the mayoral candidate endorsed by the Dallas Green Alliance, says of the Trinity Tollroad: "This plan has evolved into nothing more than a $1.5 billion boondoggle – a poorly conceived idea that gets drastically more expensive every time it is discussed.”

April 6, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dallas Interfaith Power and Light cofounder Stephen Fuqua, shown with his wife Dr. Tania Homayoun, has enrolled in the 2015 Green Faith program. Courtesy of the Fuqua family.

March 27, 2015

By Penelope Taylor

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