Environment Texas releases bold environmental agendas for Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston

With bold action, four Texas cities could have an outsized effect on protecting our environment.

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Mary Katherine Moore
Creative Associate

Author: Mary Katherine Moore

Creative Associate

Started on staff: 2020
B.A., magna cum laude, Boston University

Mary Katherine creates print and digital content with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network, with a focus on Environment America and its state affiliates. Mary Katherine lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys reading, running, baking and hiking.

With bold action, four Texas cities could have an outsized effect on protecting our environment.

In February 2021, Environment Texas released agendas for three cities in the state: Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. In recent years, these three cities have demonstrated their environmental stewardship, but now, Environment Texas is challenging the cities to improve their clean energy initiatives, bolster clean air and water protections, and put wildlife over waste by banning the worst single-use plastics.  

“Every day, we see more heartbreaking evidence of the damage being done to our planet: climate change, plastic pollution, wildlife disappearing forever,” said Environment Texas Executive Director Luke Metzger, “But we also see the solutions all around us, such as solar and wind power, electric cars and buses, more walkable and “bikeable” cities, and reusing and repairing stuff instead of throwing it away.”

Environment Texas will continue its work to win environmental victories on our path toward a cleaner, greener future for Texas.

Read the Austin agenda, the Dallas agenda, Houston agenda or the San Antonia agenda

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Mary Katherine Moore
Creative Associate

Author: Mary Katherine Moore

Creative Associate

Started on staff: 2020
B.A., magna cum laude, Boston University

Mary Katherine creates print and digital content with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network, with a focus on Environment America and its state affiliates. Mary Katherine lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys reading, running, baking and hiking.