• The Cross-Timbers Group Sees Resurgence of Activity in North Texas

    Our friends with the Cross Timbers Sierra Club Group (based in Denton, Texas) have seen a resurgence of activity this year, assisted in part by the area's growing population and growing opposition to fracking in the region. The Group's new co-Chairs, Harrison Wicks and Brandon Morton, along with Jim Clement, the Group's Outings Chair and their Emeritus Ex-Officio Chair Peggy La Point, have brought-in dozens of new members this year by ramping-up their social calendar with meet-ups and outdoor activities like camping, hiking, kayaking, and bicycling.

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  • Time to Step up to the Plate and Ask for the Money

    It may not seem like much is going on at the Texas Legislature right now, with the 84th session still months away and an election between now and then, but budget decisions are being made now that will affect key state agencies, including the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Agencies such as the TCEQ are in the middle of submitting “legislative appropriations requests,” or LARs, which will form the basis of the state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. Lone Star Chapter Conservation Director Cyrus Reed recently submitted comments to the TCEQ that would improve air quality and develop clean energy infrastructure in Texas, if adopted.

  • Is Texas Slowly Becoming the Country's Radioactive Waste Dump?

    The focal point for the decades-long debate on where to put all the nation’s radioactive waste may soon shift to West Texas. There is a facility already storing and disposing certain types of low-level radioactive waste in Andrews County, but it may soon be allowed to accept more and different kinds of radioactive waste. In addition, officials in Loving County are pressing for a high-level radioactive waste dump intended to be temporary storage until the federal government – at long last – selects and finalizes a permanent waste depository.  

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