Billions of dollars may soon be en route for US wildlife conservation. But a Texas-based org’s groundless ‘land grab’ warnings have seeded resistance across the West.
Tag: greg abbott
We Must Turn Solidarity with Ukraine into a New Standard For All Refugees
Rather than argue over how differently some of us are supporting people based on where they come from, we should argue over the strategies needed to move from “Ukrainian refugees welcome” to “all refugees welcome” and “freedom of movement.”
Exxon turns to Texas Supreme Court to help silence California critics
America’s largest oil firm is arguing its history of publicly denying the climate crisis is protected by the first amendment—and Texas sovereignty.
After Kelcy Warren’s Energy Transfer Partners Made Billions from the Deadly Texas Blackouts, He Gave $1 Million to Greg Abbott
The natural gas industry raked in billions during the winter grid failure and Governor Abbott let them off the hook. He was rewarded with a huge campaign contribution from the grid collapse’s biggest profiteer. Justin Miller The Texas electric grid collapse during the February winter storm killed hundreds of Texans […]
Media struggles with mixed climate signals during Winter Storm Uri
This week, a blast of Arctic air has engulfed much of the central US, bringing freezing conditions and record low temperatures to many states. Texas, in particular, has been badly affected, with grid operators hit by power outages and struggling to provide electricity to millions of residents. The events have […]
Cultivator: News for February 14-February 20
Frozen Edition: Enter Polar VorTex Arctic weather loosed by a disrupted jet stream poured over the Great Plains and fanned across Texas this week, turning the state into a frozen huddled mess. New record lows were set in San Antonio for days in a row. Unprecedented and disastrous icy blackouts […]
EP09: Gov. Abbott’s COVID-19 Redux … DIY Loquat Jam … SWU’s Mutual Aid
Deceleration‘s ninth broadcast for the Covid-19 era in San Antonio opens w/ a nod to International Worker’s Day and local calls for the release of the incarcerated and support for housing rights. Texas Governor Greg Abbott gets a fitting roast for his decision to send Texas back to the movies […]
Lone Star Green: Abbott’s Willful Climate Ignorance Approaches The Criminal
There comes a point that ignorance of the science supporting human-caused climate change becomes so willful that it enters the territory of the criminal – particularly for those with a say in shaping public policy around it. And perhaps nowhere are concerted, smart and rapid responses to this unfolding tragedy […]