We are busy at work defending our environment at the State Capitol. By taking action, you can help us keep toxic products out of landfills, protect private property owners against polluters and defend local control over how we manage our environment. Local control is a hallmark of Texas values. This founding principle has been enshrined in the law ever since we were the Republic of Texas, and part of our State Constitution for over a century. Local residents, taxpayers and property-owners have the right to help decide how our tax dollars are spent and how threats to public health and safety are handled.
But now some elected officials in Texas want to take these fundamental rights away, and we need your help to fight back. Click here to email your Texas Senator and Representative urging them to protect local government!
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Environmental organization makes way through Lubbock
Household batteries are impacting landfills. According to the Texas Campaign for the Environment about three billion batteries are buried in landfills every year. That's why the organization is making its way through Lubbock, door to door, and preparing legislation ahead of the next state session. (My Fox Lubbock)
Getting to Zero: Will Austin's green self-image be realized in its "zero waste" goals?
The Austin Resource Recovery Master Plan, adopted in December 2011, established the goal of achieving "zero waste" by 2040, meaning the city will divert the materials that would have gone to the landfill to other, more environmentally friendly ends.(Austin Chronicle)
One Bin plan faces hurdles
Ever since city officials first announced an ambitious plan to overhaul lackluster recycling in Houston, allowing residents to mix all of their waste in one bin to be sorted and converted into marketable materials at a first-of-its-kind facility, the idea has been dogged by environmental concerns. (Houston Chronicle)