Pipelines Kill in Texas, Companies Go Unpunished

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.

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VIDEO: Indigenous Resistance In An Extraction State

Greg Harman Marisol Cortez writes this week about various ways people can help the Carrizo-Comecrudo Tribe of Texas (Esto’k Gna) resist the construction of the border wall in the Rio […]

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Children Still Being Seized on the Border

  Immigration lawyers say border agents are again removing children from their parents. The explanation? They’re protecting kids from criminal dads and moms. Immigration advocates say it’s zero tolerance by […]

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Welcome to West Texas: The World’s ‘Extraction Colony’

An unprecedented drilling boom in West Texas’s Permian Basin is great for business. But it’s polluting the air, overwhelming communities and threatening the planet. Kiah Collier, Jamie Smith Hopkins, & […]

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For Immigrant Children: Ghost Trains to Tent City

In Dead of Night, Trump Administration Transferring Children to Tent Camp With No Schooling and Limited Legal Services Jake Johnson With detention facilities overflowing due to President Donald Trump’s monstrous […]

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Anti-nuclear waste tour kicks off in Houston

Organizers of the “Protect Texas from Radioactive Waste Tour” plan to travel to five Texas cities over the next week in protest of a proposed plan to store used nuclear […]

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PODCAST: Nuclear Wastes West Texas

A giant inflatable “cask” urging people to “Say No to Radioactive Waste” is touring Texas this week. It represents the effort of state, national, and international anti-nuclear groups to shut […]

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Mayor Backs #OccupyICE Call for SA Police to Stand Down

This morning, San Antonio’s SAPD stopped by the #OccupyICE camp outside a Northside US Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility and warned of imminent arrest for the protestors. Then they drove […]

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Climate Plan: Who Controls CPS Energy?

SA climate planners claim lack of ‘operational control’ over City-owned utility excuses millions of tons of pollution. Nearly 40 percent of City-owned CPS Energy’s climate pollution may not be accounted […]

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Preparing for Texas Hurricane Season

With official start of hurricane season on Friday, people along the Texas coast should consider buying insurance, packing an emergency supply kit and learning their evacuation routes now. Alex Samuels […]

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VIDEO: Gentrification Looms over Downtown SATX

Stand with Soap Works & Towne Center tenants-rights group is raising the voices of the city’s most vulnerable residents being torn by gentrification. Greg Harman In San Antonio, there have […]

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Will SA’s Comprehensive Plan Scrap Community Rights?

Via NOWCastSA.com In direct contradiction of a city ordinance and the promise of the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan, city staffers are systematically eliminating long-standing neighborhood plans designed to protect the […]

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VIDEO: Save San Antonio’s Coal Plants

‘Dirty’ Deely announces retirement at San Antonio Earth Day 2018. But pleads: “It’s not too late to save my little brother and sister!” San Antonio coal plant “Dirty” Deely made […]

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VIDEO: César E. Chávez March for Justice in San Antonio

¡ADELANTE! Videos from yesterday’s César E. Chávez March for Justice in San Antonio. Greg Harman Lining up for the march begins around minute 7:30 in clip one below. Other markers […]

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PHOTO ESSAY: San Pedro Creek Improvement Project, Phase 1.1

Greg Harman ¶ San Pedro Creek Improvement Project‘s first phase will open to the public in San Antonio, Texas, with a dedication ceremony on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Deceleration has […]

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Video: San Antonio ‘Climate Ready’ Town Hall

Greg Harman At the second official SA Climate Ready gathering on Saturday, San Antonio residents (and at least one straggler from Boerne) got together to talk about ways our city […]

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VIDEO: Xicana poetics make the invisible visible

National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies 2018 Tejas Foco Conference Greg Harman SEGUIN, Texas—Before it was a hashtag, resistance was a necessary fact of life for millions. Whether against […]

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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 […]

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