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April 7, 2017
Moral Consistency

Good News, Bad News

Ed. note: the following column was originally published in Quorum Report. First, the good news. There was an outbreak of common sense in the Texas House of Representativesthis week. Members voted to get us through drizzly economic weather and balance the...
April 22, 2016
Earth Day 2016

Join These Groups to Celebrate Earth Day in Texas

As Texans, we know how beautiful our state’s natural environment is, and how important it is to safeguard it for future generations. In order to do so, Texans across our state are advocating for policies that protect our environment, our health, and our...
December 5, 2012

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) Ditches ALEC

Note: The following post originally appeared on Texas' Public Citizen website, Texas VOX . The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has taken a step that any self-respecting supporter of renewable energy should do – ditched the American Legislative...
September 19, 2012

Texans want more clean energy

We are proud to announce that Progress Texas has joined the Clean Energy Works for Texas coalition as part of our first official environmental action. Joining with established environmental and labor groups like Public Citizen, Sierra Club, and the Texas...
July 20, 2012

District Court's Radical Ruling: Air Belongs to Everyone

Skipping to the end of the July 9 ruling in Angela Bonser-Lain, et al. v. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) , we find a disappointing but predictable resolution to a state-level suit brought by environmental non-profits and precocious...
July 3, 2012

One Little Lizard, One Big Argument

The dunes sagebrush lizard, whose habitat is part of West Texas oilfields, lost an important fight two weeks ago. In a decision wildly criticized by environmental groups in Texas, and across the country, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to...
July 3, 2012

Plastic Bag Industry Threatened By 12-Year-Old

A twelve-year-old’s school project has scared the pants off the Illinois plastic industry. The industry feels so threatened by Abby Goldberg’s efforts to ban single-use plastic bags in her hometown of Grayslake, IL, that they have lobbied for (and...