Texas coal companies are leaving behind contaminated land. The state is letting them. An investigation by The Texas Tribune and Grist shows that regulators in the Lone Star State have […]
CPS Energy’s coal plant, implementation agenda, remain challenges to success Greg Harman Last week, the San Antonio City Council voted 10-1 in favor of a climate plan intended to drive […]
Greg Harman By preliminary estimates, the global uprising that was Friday’s Global Climate Strike inspired more than four million people around the world to rally and march for an end […]
Friday’s rally thought to prepare the way for an even larger Saturday downtown climate march. Greg Harman Students and young people from across San Antonio turned out in strong numbers […]
Editor’s Note: Deceleration is pleased to offer this guest column by Jovanni Reyes, a longtime anti-war voice in San Antonio, which chronicles Gloria La Riva’s local stop on her national […]
Bird-dispersing chemical warfare comes to the Westside’s little Aztlan, our ‘place of herons.’ Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series. Click here for part one, a dispatch from […]
How the slow attention of local women exposed an institutional war on the birds of San Antonio. Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series. Read part two, […]
Outrage Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Bill That Would Hit Pipeline Protestors With Up to 10 Years in Prison Jake Johnson/Common Dreams Sparking outcry from indigenous tribes and environmental groups, the Texas state […]
“This is not a Socialist City we are a Democracy with rights and obligations to protect our citizens.”
In a lengthy dispatch to San Antonio Councilmembers Clayton Perry and Manny Pelaez, Rey Chavez warns about the “hysteria of Green Plans,” insisting that claims surrounding the existential threat posed by global warming are “BS,” and linking out to a series of online articles and videos, even though he recognized they didn’t fit the “narrative” of “environmentalist [sic]” and “some in our city.”
Councilman Manny Pelaez has positioned himself as a strong opponent to the proposed Climate Action & Adaptation Plan (CAAP).”Just to be absolutely clear, if this were to come up for a vote today, I’d vote no on it, for a whole host of reasons,” he said at a February Community Health & Equity Committee meeting. “I’d rather get this done right than get it done fast.”
Today, nearly two years later, Mayor Nirenberg has punted on the plan. Since the draft Climate Action & Adaptation Plan (PDF) was released, he’s been faced with a wavering Council and a full-court press against the plan from key members of the business community. Nirenberg is pushing the one-time April vote back … way, way back … to the fall.
Dr. Andrew Dessler, a climate scientist from Texas A&M University, speaking earlier today, March 24, 2019, to an audience at the San Antonio Botanical Garden about “Climate Change: The Evidence, Why You Should Be Worried, and What We Can Do About It.”
The federal government’s pipeline safety watchdog, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, has a set of rules for a little more than 18,000 miles of gathering lines — generally high-pressure lines in populated areas. But another 439,000 miles of pipeline are classified as rural gathering lines and left unregulated. That’s enough to wrap around the Earth more than 17 times.
The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C. went viral online after a group of high school students from Kentucky mocked an indigenous Vietnam War veteran, Nathan Phillips, outside the Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18.
Cracking open the champagne at Calaveras Lake in San Antonio, Texas, to celebrate: One more lung-clogging, brain-poisoning, planet-heating coal plant is dead. … And Happy New Year! Via NEWS4SA: SAN […]
Immigration lawyers say border agents are again removing children from their parents. The explanation? They’re protecting kids from criminal dads and moms. Immigration advocates say it’s zero tolerance by […]
An unprecedented drilling boom in West Texas’s Permian Basin is great for business. But it’s polluting the air, overwhelming communities and threatening the planet. Kiah Collier, Jamie Smith Hopkins, & […]