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 […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: San Antonio’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (PDF) hardly mentions coal power. In spite of JK Spruce being the largest emitter of climate pollution in San Antonio, it’s […]
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 […]
As climate hazards grow, CPS Energy’s CEO challenges City Council to a turf war. And they don’t even realize. Greg Harman “Greg, I think you’re being dramatic.” It was the […]
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 […]
Voting the Climate means voting to eliminate local emissions causing suffering around the planet and here at home. It means prioritizing investment in San Antonio neighborhoods that are least able to recover from the heat-related disasters we can’t avoid.
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.”
What the plan does. What it doesn’t do. And why it matter.
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.”
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.
Unrelenting Warming: The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report for 2019 indicates environmental problems are most serious threat to global stability Mel Gurtov, Peace Voice The World Economic Forum’s Global […]
As the Trump administration has amped up its border wall talk, these villages have expanded both in number and in scope, drawing critical connections between the ongoing destruction of sacred lands and border wildlife to the violent rhetorics and policies of dehumanization that have led to family separation at the border.
A year and a half after Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the San Antonio City Council committed to creating a climate action plan for the city, area developers and oil and […]
Everybody knows that walls work. You look at different places they put up a wall, no problem. You look at San Antonio. You look at so many different places. They […]
With San Antonio’s first climate action plan approaching public release, contributing volunteers from local government, business, activism, and academia discuss their expectations of the San Antonio Climate Action & Adaptation Plan.