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Offshore Drilling, Onshore Damage

The environmental dangers posed by offshore oil spills, such as the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, are well known. The damage to the environment, communities and public health from the onshore infrastructure needed to support offshore drilling is less well known, but no less real. 

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Letter to Railroad Commission on flaring and venting

We, the undersigned, write to express our deep disappointment in your unanimous decision at your October 22, 2019 meeting to continue the Commission practice of routinely issuing flaring exceptions. This practice encourages gross waste, significant harm to the environment and public health, and contravenes historic Commission precedent to prohibit flaring and venting.

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METRONext: Cleaner, greener transportation for Houston

On November 5, Houston area residents can improve our transportation system, while taking on climate change and reducing air pollution, by approving the METRONext plan. METRONext will expand light rail, create a new rapid transit bus system, and improve bus service across Houston - providing more of us with clean, efficient travel options.

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