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VIDEO: ‘Hidden History’ of SA’s Environmental Resistance

From the Great Flood to climate action, San Antonio’s equity struggles reflected in its environmental fights. EDITOR’S NOTE: Who lives and who dies in the wake of disaster is largely a political decision. In San Antonio, this has meant agreement by those living upstream that those downstream must bear the […]

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Workshop Explores Climate Crisis & Storytelling Power

Workshop presenters say effective organizing is about memory. It’s about respecting community desire. And it’s about putting those most at risk first. Greg Harman This weekend, the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club hosted a day-long workshop dedicated to exploring the power of story to respond to our climate […]

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Puerto Rico: Community-led Recovery Support Critical

100 days after Maria, nearly half of island still without power. 100 days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, grassroots efforts to restore full access to the island’s electricity, water, and medical infrastructure remain critical, especially in the wake of the Trump administration’s demonstrated neglect of and disrespect for Puerto […]

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Stop the Wall: Border Action, August 12-13, 2017

This weekend, Mission, Texas becomes the center of border wall resistance. A coalition of borderlands groups and allies that includes the Save Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, and the Lower Rio Grande Valley Sierra Club, among others, will march to resist the proposed border walls. […]

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Corpus Christi’s Water Ban Linked to Valero Contamination

More than 300,000 residents to avoid all contact with city water. Corpus Christi officials have identified a chemical that is suspected to have leaked into the Texan city’s tap water on Wednesday night. The contaminant, they say, is Indulin AA-86, an asphalt emulsifier which can burn human skin in concentrated […]

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Texas Prop 6: Water Plan Big On Pipes & Cronyism, But Low On Innovation

Though being aggressively sold as the best way to secure adequate water supplies for Texas’ future, Prop 6, to be voted on in Texas on November 5, would fund a very specific vision that can only honestly be called a Big Business, Big Infrastructure response. It is, above all else, […]

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Texas Prop 6: Loved by Dow, The Koch Brothers, And The Sierra Club

After more than a decade of virtually ignoring Texas’ growing water infrastructure needs, Rick Perry is guns a-blazing for Prop 6, a plan, if approved by voters on November 5, will funnel $2 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund into a newly created State Water Implementation Fund for Texas. The […]