Texas Climate News, overseen by former Houston Chronicle environmental reporter Bill Dawson, features a newly expanded format with more original coverage by staff and contributors. Above, photo of the People's Climate March in New York City in September. Courtesy of Earth Justice.
Last week, Pope Francis delivered a blunt message to the world regarding the environment in a 184-page encyclical, entitled "Laudato Si," an Italian phrase meaning "Praised Be To You" taken from a song penned by St. Francis, the patron saint of ecology.
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.
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.