Updates from Laura Blackburn (laura2blackburn [at] gmail.com) (Houston Area) Air and Climate Change Issue Chair
Coalitions and Resources
- Air Alliance Houston Air Alliance Houston is your partner and resource as you seek the best quality of life for yourself and your family. We are a source for the best Houston air quality knowledge, we provide tools for a healthier life, and we advocate for communities' improved health and air quality.
- Alliance for a Clean Texas Alliance for a Clean Texas (ACT) is a Texas coalition, where environmental, public interest, consumer-rights and faith groups have joined forces to work for clean, healthy communities.
- Environmental Defense Fund Environmental Defense Fund's mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems.
- Environment Texas Environment Texas is a citizen-based environmental advocacy project of Environment America. We believe there's something special about Texas -- something worth protecting and preserving for future generations.
- Sierra Club Texas Welcome to the Sierra Club's Lone Star Chapter! We are the oldest grassroots environmental organization in Texas. We believe our open spaces, clean water, and natural resources should be protected so that current and future generations may enjoy them.
- Texas Commission on Environmental Quality TCEQ strives to protect our state's public health and natural resources consistent with sustainable economic development. Our goal is clean air, clean water, and the safe management of waste.
- An excellent power point on State of Our Climate, produced by Prof. Daniel Cohan, Rice University (2016)
- Legislative Budget Board; Sources and Uses of the Clean Air Account and Texas Emissions Reduction Plan Account (2015)
- Air and Climate SB 410 5.2.17
- Air and Climate HB 838 5.2.17
- Air and Climate HB 733 3.22.17
- Air and Climate HCR 106 3.22.17
Acronyms: What Does That Mean?
- EPA = Environmental Protection Agency
- TCEQ = Texas Commission on Environmental Quality