Tag: San Antonio

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Coal Power Means High Bills, Public Health Crisis

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 name doesn’t come up. And coal is only mentioned 10 times. How is that possible? It’s because when the largest […]

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10-1: San Antonio Council embraces climate action

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 the City’s climate pollution to zero by 2050 and better prepare residents for the extreme weather accelerated by global warming. […]

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Factchecking the Texas Public Policy Foundation

Greg Harman In recent months, an Austin-based think tank, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, has been holding regular (lightly attended) meetings to disparage and attempt to undermine the City’s draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). Though SA Councilman Clayton Perry, who has privately accused fellow council members of being […]

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Take Action: Attend San Antonio Climate Action Vote

City Council will vote on San Antonio’s draft climate action plan this Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Take Action: Earth Strike, Book Party, Mother of Trees

Friday: Earth Strike All day strike. Walk out of school, off your job, and meet at 11am at Milam Park in downtown San Antonio (500 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207). From Earth Strike: Until the world’s governments and businesses are held accountable to the people, we are refusing […]

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Live Broadcast to Explore SA’s Radical Resistance

Greg Harman As we close out Global Climate Strike week, do you or your kids ever wonder what we did before #Greta? Join us in October 7, 2019, as Deceleration teams up with URBAN-15 GROUP to explore the “Hidden History” of San Antonio’s environmental resistance. Spiking trees? Disabling earth moving […]

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VIDEO: Messages from Youth Climate Strike-San Antonio

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 to the fossil fuel era. Roughly 250,000 marched in New York City alone. In San Antonio, about 100 filled a […]

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Powerful Voices Sing at Global Climate Strike-San Antonio

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 to a local expression of the Global Climate Strike today. More than 100 chanted and lifted signs while more than […]

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Take Action: Global Climate Strike—SA Events

San Antonio is on the cusp of passing its first ever climate plan. Houston and Dallas are poised to soon follow. While City-owned utility, CPS Energy, has worked hard to weaken the document and allow coal to burn into the 2060s, and the forces of extraction have sought to cloud […]

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Elmendorf Egret Eviction: Open Letter to Shirley Gonzales

A Close Reading of “Another View: Why We Support Moving Egrets from Elmendorf Lake Park.” Editor’s Note: In an epistolary take on the traditional op-ed, Kamala Platt below responds to her city councilwoman’s public support for the city and military’s recently announced plans to forcibly evict egrets, herons, and other […]

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Tearing at the Soul of a Climate Action Plan

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 last Steering Committee meeting for San Antonio’s burgeoning Climate Action & Adaptation Plan before the reworked document went out for […]

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In Praise of Nuisance Heronries (Part Two)

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 Brackenridge Park. Marisol Cortez Roosting together on a mid-March Sunday evening, the birds of Bird Island sound collectively at times […]