With electric grid straining and our region blistering from record-breaking temps, why do we continue to undermine and shortchange the programs best able to keep our families safe from extreme weather?
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San Antonio’s ‘Motor City’ Ambition Spells Trouble for Future Air Quality
Toyota Manufacturing came to San Antonio, in part, to save on the cost of pollution control technologies. Now with the EPA declaring Bexar County in nonattainment is it time to stop chasing auto manufacturing jobs?
TAKE ACTION: SATX Mayor/Council Must Reject Border Security Expo
A local campaign to boot a national border militarization expo from San Antonio picks up steam. Your name here will help.
San Antonio’s Disaster Committee Discovers the Disaster Planning That Wasn’t
After nearly 400,000 were left freezing without power and light during Winter Storm Uri and water pump stations failed, the ire of local residents fell on San Antonio’s water and power utilities. Failures by elected and appointed leaders have largely flown under the radar. That may change. Greg Harman The […]
PODCAST: San Antonio’s ‘War on Birds’ Keeps Expanding
Two years ago, the City of San Antonio launched a war on the birds of Elmendorf Lake. The target was the hundreds of cattle egrets who have been roosting at this Westside ecological gem for decades. By razing the island to the ground, and dismantling possibly hundreds of nests, the assault destroyed the nesting ground for many related migratory birds. Many young were killed.
TAKE ACTION: Community Voices Sorely Needed In Winter Storm Uri Investigation
Click Play: Deceleration boiled down the two-hour meeting to 25 critical minutes to bring you up to speed quick. Deceleration · Winter Storm Uri: First Meeting of the Committee on Emergency Preparedness The Committee on Emergency Preparedness is tasked with getting to the bottom of WTF broke in San Antonio, […]
PODCAST: Housing Justice Hunger Striker Molly Wright Demands Your Attention
Deceleration · 15: Homelessness Advocate Molly Wright is on a Hunger Strike in San Antonio ‘When you’re homeless, you don’t have the energy to protest.’ What to do when traditional forms of protest have become ‘white noise’ for elected leaders? Marisol Cortez In 2016, a year after the last residents were […]
San Antonio’s Problem with CPS Energy
Full Broadcast 22-Min Version For our families, planet, and future, San Antonio must shut down its last coal plant by 2030. But City-owned CPS Energy won’t discuss shutting the JK Spruce plant down, other than to warn of the costs. After years of trying to negotiate a just transition to […]