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.
Dr. Bruce McCarl, Agricultural Economist at Texas A & M University, is a member of the IPCC, the International Panel on Climate Change, established in 1988 by the U.N. and World Metereological Organization. The IPCC works to “review and assess the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change.”
Dentonites joined others from across Texas to speak to elected officials about bills that threaten local control at the Texas State Capital in March. Courtesy of Frack Free Denton.
April 1, 2015
The 84th Texas Legislature began hearings March 23 on the first of a flood of bills, of which 60 percent related to the environment were listed as adverse to public health, safety and natural resources by environmental citizens action group Alliance for a Clean Texas.
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.”
Dear Green Source DFW readers, Here are my recommendations for speakers at Earth Day Texas. There are talks on voting, water sense, extinction (film) and many other topics. Note that many of my choices have to do with food. I guess I was hungry when I was choosing. Comments are invited. Phillip Shinoda GSDFW Project Manager