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Trinity River Wildlife Refuge Grows by 1500 Acres
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced in September that the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge (TRNWR) will grow by 1,598 acres with the acquisition of bottomland hardwood forested wetlands in Liberty County, Texas. The land was acquired via Migratory Bird Treaty money which comes from duck stamps (bought by hunters and other conservationists), import duties on firearms and ammunition, and right-of-way payments to the National Wildlife Refuge System.  (Nov 07) 

Houston ICO: Glacier Institute Summer Trip
Houston Inner City Outings (ICO) hosted twenty-nine students from KIPP Houston High School and seven students from Chinquapin High School, who spent two weeks at the Glacier Institute's Big Creek Outdoor Education Center in Montana. Twenty of these students backpacked for six days in the Jewel Basin of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Houston ICO provided five of the ten adult leaders.  (Sep 07)


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Volunteers and Donations Needed for December 6, 2007 Annual Auction
We will be holding our fundraising "Live and Silent Annual Auction" along with our Holiday Gathering at our December monthly General Meeting, Thursday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. This is one of the club's biggest fundraising efforts. All proceeds will be used to support our local conservation and educational programs including the printing/mailing of our newsletter. We had a successful auction in the past years, thanks to all our donors, volunteers and bidders, and looking forward another successful event.   (Nov 07) 

Death of a Founder of Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club
I found out recently that Mr. Emil O. "Kinch" Kindschy, Jr., a founder of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club, died in February 2006. Mr. Kindschy and his wife June, helped with the founding of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club in November of 1965 and served as editors of the Lone Star Sierran for many years of the Chapter's existence and also served on the Chapter Executive Committee.  (Apr 07)
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ICO

Houston ICO: Glacier Institute Summer Trip
Houston Inner City Outings (ICO) hosted twenty-nine students from KIPP Houston High School and seven students from Chinquapin High School, who spent two weeks at the Glacier Institute's Big Creek Outdoor Education Center in Montana. Twenty of these students backpacked for six days in the Jewel Basin of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Houston ICO provided five of the ten adult leaders.  (Sep 07)
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Conservation News:

General Conservation

What You Can Do to Keep the Christmas Mountains as Public Lands
As of November 6th, the 9,269-acre Christmas Mountains parcel has received a reprieve from Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson’s move to auction the property. There was an immense public outcry against Patterson’s plan to auction this Big Bend Country parcel to a private bidder. The land was deeded to Texas in 1991 as a gift from The Conservation Fund with strict provisions limiting its development in order to preserve its natural values. Protection of the Christmas Mountains is critical for preservation of wildlife diversity in the Big Bend area.  (Dec 07) 

HISD LEEDs the Way With New Walnut Bend Elementary School
It was a joyous occasion, akin to an old fashioned community gathering, at the dedication of the new Walnut Bend Elementary School (WBES) on September 19, 2007. The Westside High School Band provided pre-dedication entertainment.    (Nov 07) 

Sierra Club Meets With U.S. Congressman Gene Green About Energy
On August 7, 2007 the Houston Sierra Club (HSC) met with U.S. Congressman Gene Green (29th Congressional District) and his Chief of Staff Ms. Rhonda Jackson. Sierrans who attended the meeting included Frank Blake, Julia Jorgensen, Karel Van Lookeren, and Brandt Mannchen.    (Oct 07)

Remember Big Bend Ranch State Park!
Public Meeting in Houston - Thursday, February 15.
Do you remember 2005 when the quiet move to sell approximately 45,000 acres of Big Bend Ranch State Park to the adjacent private landowner sparked outrage across the state of Texas? The public backlash forced the Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission to reverse course.  (Feb 07)
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Forestry

Letters Needed to Protect Big Thicket National Preserve From Flood Control Proposal
Local government, developers, and people who live in the 100 year floodplains of Pine Island and Little Pine Island Bayous (Bayous) are pressuring the National Park Service (NPS) to implement a flood control project, the removal of downed trees from the channels/floodplains of the Bayous, within Big Thicket National Preserve (BTNP). NPS has proposed hiring a contractor who could use boats, chainsaws, tractors, and roads to remove the downed trees.  (Dec 07) 

Big Thicket Funding Needs Your Letters Now!!!
The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club urges you to write a letter today to U.S. Senators Hutchison and Cornyn and U.S. Representative Brady in support of funding for Big Thicket National Preserve (BTNP). Appropriations bills are being finalized now in the U.S. Congress.  (Dec 07) 

Sierra Club Discovers Seismic Lines Across Big Thicket Hiking Trails
On October 28, 2007, the Sierra Club hiked the Kirby Nature and Turkey Creek Trails in the Turkey Creek Unit of Big Thicket National Preserve (BTNP) as part of our Big Thicket Weekend. During the hike the Sierra Club was surprised to find five seismic lines (two on the Kirby Nature Trail and three on the Turkey Creek Trail) across the trails and associated geophone equipment, battery boxes and bags, and steel pipes next to these trails. (Dec 07) 

Forest Service Secret Plan to Close Recreation Sites Revealed - Your Comments Needed
The US Forest Service (FS) is releasing proposals to close thousands of developed recreation sites around the nation at national forests including campgrounds, trailheads, picnic areas, boat launches, and swimming sites; charge new or increased fees at hundreds of other recreation sites; and remove facilities, reduce capacity, and shorten seasons at hundreds more recreation sites. (Nov 07) 

Big Thicket Acquisition Update
We have good news and bad news.   (Oct 07)

Comments Needed for Trinity River NWR Comprehensive Conservation Plan
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) is soliciting public comments on a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge (TRNWR). The CCP is required for management of each national wildlife refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS).   (Oct 07) 

Forests and Recycling
Protecting forests can be accomplished in many ways. Recycling wood fibers (reusing paper products) is one of those ways. (Sep 07)

Forest Service Cracks Down on Illegal ORV Use in SHNF
For the past year, the U.S. Forest Service (FS) has expanded its law enforcement staff from one (Yes, you read that right!) to three in the 163,000 acre Sam Houston National Forest (SHNF), an area about 40 miles by 20 miles in size. Aggressive enforcement of the laws, regulations, rules, and orders that apply to off-road vehicle (ORV) use in SHNF is bringing needed relief to the natural resources we all enjoy and own. Illegal ORV use damages vegetation, soil, water, wildlife, solitude, and quiet.    (Sep 07)

Some Texas Wildlife Refuges' Funding Stagnates or Declines
Information obtained by the Sierra Club via a Freedom of Information Act request from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service shows that funding and full-time personnel levels for several national wildlife refuges (NWR) in Texas have been stagnating or declining over the past several years.  (Jul 07) 

Roadless Lands Bill Introduced in the U.S. House and Senate
On May 24, 2007, 140 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 16 members of the U.S. Senate introduced roadless legislation in the U.S. Congress. The National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act in the House and the Roadless Area Conservation Act of 2007 in the Senate will legislatively codify the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule that President Clinton approved before leaving office and which has been the subject of litigation for the past 6 years.  (Jul 07) 

Future Old Growth Area Saved From Logging in Sam Houston National Forest in Last Minute Miracle!
Since 1994 the Sierra Club has advocated for the protection of a 5 acre forest of upland hardwood trees. The Sierra Club recommended that this forest (in Compartment 94, Stand 17) be designated by the U.S. Forest Service (FS) as a future old growth area. Unfortunately, a timber sale was approved and logging was about to begin in the 5 acre forest in April 2007. Then a miracle occurred!  (Jul 07) 

Forest Service Proposes Burning Upland Island Wilderness Area
The U.S. Forest Service (FS) proposes prescribed burning of UIWA (13,300 acres) in Angelina National Forest (ANF). The purpose of this action is to "reduce hazardous fuels". Since Wilderness is an "area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man (uncontrolled and un-manipulated), where man himself is a visitor who does not remain . retaining its primeval character and influence . which is protected and managed so as to preserve its natural conditions" and since the Wilderness Act requires the preservation of "wilderness character" the reintroduction of the natural ecological process of fire may be appropriate in UIWA.    (Jul 07) 

Comments Needed for Upland Island Wilderness Area (UIWA) Fire Management Initiative
The U.S. Forest Service (FS) has proposed prescribed burning of UIWA (13,300 acres) in Angelina National Forest (ANF). The purpose of this action is to "reduce hazardous fuels". The scoping notice states that "while not a specific need for this proposed fuel reduction projects, the reintroduction of prescribed fire will have positive effects on wildlife and plant species of concern as well as beneficial effects on remnant fire-dependent ecosystems still present within UIW."   (Jun 07)

Sierra Club Provides Input into Oil/Gas Drilling Proposals in SHNF
The Houston Sierra Club (HSC) met on April 27, 2007 with the U.S. Forest Service and Famcor and Jet oil companies to discuss the proposed drilling of oil/gas wells in Sam Houston National Forest (SHNF).    (Jun 07) 

Forest Service Proposes Introduction of Prescribed Fire in Upland Island Wilderness Area
The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas had a collaborative meeting in March to discuss a proposal to introduce prescribed fire into Upland Island Wilderness Area (UIWA). The purposes of introducing prescribed fire are to reduce the build-up of flammable vegetation and the reintroduction of the natural ecological process of fire in Wilderness.   (May 07)

Forest Service Proposes Non-Native Invasive Species Plan With Herbicide Use Dominant
The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas (NFGT) has proposed a Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) management plan. The Houston Regional Group and Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club provided comments on the proposal.   (May 07)

Houston Sierra Club Provides Input on Proposed Mountain Bike Expansion
Before, during, and after a collaborative, in-the-field, meeting with the U.S. Forest Service (FS), the Houston Sierra Club (HSC) provided input regarding a proposal by the Greater Houston Off-Road Biking Association (GHORBA) to expand the mountain bike trail in Double Lake Recreation Area.  (May 07)

Blackland Prairie Restoration Proposed for Sam Houston National Forest
The U.S. Forest Service (FS) has proposed restoration of native blackland prairies in Compartments 60, 62, and 63 of Sam Houston National Forest (SHNF) near Huntsville, Texas. The proposal includes cutting or herbiciding of woody vegetation that has grown on the prairies and burning the prairies to restore grasses and herbaceous vegetation. The prairies are thought to consist of soil outcrops similar to those of the Fayette Prairie which ends in far northeastern Grimes County, far northwestern Montgomery County, and far southwestern Walker County near Richards, Texas. (May 07)

Spaceport Dies, Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge No Longer Endangered
On February 27, 2007, the Brazoria County Commissioners Court voted, 4-1 to dissolve the Gulf Coast Regional Spaceport Development Corporation (GCRSDC). Commissioners Court stated that they were frustrated that little progress was made toward development of the GCRSDC even though $ 1million in planning grants were provided by the State of Texas. Another spaceport site in West Texas, Pecos County, has had much more success and has launched practice space vehicles. (May 07)

Big Thicket Oil/Gas Lawsuit Results in Clear Victory
The U.S. Justice Department, after being advised by the National Park Service (NPS), decided not to appeal the October 25, 2006 ruling of Federal District Court Judge John D. Bates about oil/gas slant drilling in Big Thicket National Preserve (BTNP) in Sierra Club v. Mainella. The lawsuit was brought by Sierra Club and the Texas Committee on Natural Resources (TCONR) due to three decisions made by the NPS to allow slant drilling for oil/gas under BTNP. The concern was that the NPS did not adequately apply the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Organic Act to analyze the environmental impacts, including the cumulative impacts, these wells could cause. (Apr 07)

Big Thicket Threatened by Temple-Inland Land Sell-Off, Please Send Letters
The Big Thicket National Preserve (BTNP), which has been surrounded by timber company land for the past 33 years, will be stripped naked of this protective buffer by the end of this year when Temple-Inland (TI) sells off 1.1 million acres in East Texas to fund the break-up of the corporation into three different companies. Due pressure from corporate raider Carl Icahn and Wall Street investors TI will divest itself of all of its timber lands; pay for the break-up with the funds from the land sales; and buy timber for its mills on the open, international, market. The last of the large timber companies in Texas is dead.  (Apr 07)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Texas Chenier Plain Complex National Wildlife Refuges
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Comprehensive Conservation Plan/Land Protection Plan (DEISCCP) for the four national wildlife refuge (NWR) Texas Chenier Plain Complex. The four NWRs are Anahuac, Moody, McFaddin, and Texas Point. This DEISCCP sets out the management direction for these four NWRs for the next 15 years.  (Mar 07) 

Duck Stamps Buy Land for National Wildlife Refuges
The Houston Sierra Club (HSC) has supported the acquisition of lands for San Bernard (including Columbia Bottomlands), Brazoria, Anahuac, McFaddin, and Trinity River National Wildlife Refuges. Did you ever wonder how these and other national wildlife refuges (NWRs), managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), are funded so that lands can be acquired?   (Mar 07) 

Comments Needed on Wildlife Refuges by January 16, 2007!
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Comprehensive Conservation Plan/Land Protection Plan (DEISCCP) for the four national wildlife refuge (NWR) Texas Chenier Complex. These four NWRs are Anahuac, Moody, McFaddin, and Texas Point. This DEISCCP sets out the management direction for these four NWRs for the next 15 years.  (Jan 07) 

Fire in Sam Houston National Forest
In recent years fires, mostly in the Western part of the United States, have burned large areas of forests. Because millions of acres burned numerous stories in newspapers, magazines, television, and radio emphasized the danger of forest fires. It is easy to get the impression that fire impacts in Western forests are representative of the entire United States. It would be a mistake to believe this. (Jan 07)

Peruvian Achuar and Rainforests Need Your Help
A Peruvian native people, the Achuar, have recently scored two tremendous victories in their fight to save the rainforest lands (12 million acres) where they live from the devastating environmental impacts of oil/gas exploration/drilling/production. They need your help to prevent oil/gas companies from exploiting their rainforest home.  (Jan 07)

Judge Rules Against Sierra Club in Second Part of Forestry Lawsuit
The Sierra Club lost the part of the Sierra Club vs. Jacobs lawsuit that deals with the requirement to inventory/monitor management indicator species (MIS) in Sam Houston National Forest (SHNF) on Tuesday, December 5, 2007, when Federal District Court Judge Vanessa Gilmore ruled against the Club and for the U.S. Forest Service (FS). A MIS is a plant or animal species whose health is an indicator of the health of other species or habitats.  (Jan 07)

Lone Star Hiking Trail Job Descriptions
The Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT) needs you! For 40 years the Sierra Club has maintained the 128 mile long LSHT, the longest, continuous, hiking trail in the State of Texas, located in Sam Houston National Forest (SHNF). We need trail maintenance section stewards, volunteers, tablers, hike leaders, assistance leaders, writers, a list-serve person, and a coordinator. A description of these jobs is listed below. There is something for everyone. Volunteer!!!  (Jan 07)

2007 Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT) Maintenance/Hiking Schedule

2007 Marks 40th Anniversary of the Lone Star Hiking Trail
The year 2007 marks the 40th anniversary of the beginning of construction of the Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT) in Sam Houston National Forest (SHNF). The 128 mile LSHT is the longest continuous hiking trail in the State of Texas.  (Jan 07) 
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Transportation

Citizens Oppose Tolled Grand Parkway, Segment C, Highway
On August 30, 2007 the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Grand Parkway Association (GPA) held a public meeting at the George Ranch Historical Park in Rosenberg regarding the proposed construction of Segment C Toll Road of the Grand Parkway, which would go from Interstate 59 to State Highway 288, through Fort bend and Brazoria Counties.  (Nov 07) 

Grand Parkway Threatens Brazos Bend State Park and Brazos River Floodplain - Your Attendance and or Comments Are Needed
The loop to nowhere, the Grand Parkway (GP), is rearing its ugly head to the southwest in Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), and the Grand Parkway Association (GPA) are holding a public meeting for Segment C of the GP.   (Sep 07) 
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Clean Water & Air

Send EPA a Message: Eliminate Hazardous Air Pollutants
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed changes to refinery rules for hazardous air pollutants (HAPs, known as the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants – NESHAP). However, these changes are modest or result in no HAP reductions. People get sick or die sooner due to exposure to HAPs. You can push EPA to reduce dangerous HAPs (like benzene, butadiene, toluene, xylene, and ethyl benzene). (Dec 07)

City Passes Ordinance on Groundwater to Allow Development Before Clean-up
The Houston City Council recently passed a municipal setting designation ordinance that allows Brown Fields (sites where past industrial activity has resulted in soil/water contamination) development before full clean-up of groundwater contamination occurs. The ordinance requires that the developer and those who use the site not use contaminated groundwater under the site for drinking water.    (Oct 07)

EPA Needs Public Comments and Attendance for New Proposed Smog Standard
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a new national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone (smog). Every five years the EPA reviews all new information about ozone to determine if the NAAQS needs to be changed to protect public health/welfare with an adequate margin of safety. The EPA has proposed a stricter ozone standard (between 0.070 parts per million (ppm) and 0.075 ppm (using three significant digits for the standard), averaged over eight hours) because research shows ozone is harmful to public health/welfare below the present standard of 0.080 ppm. (Sep 07)

Fats, Oils, and Grease Ordinance Passes Houston City Council
At the beginning of May the Houston City Council passed the long- delayed fats, oils, and grease (FOG) ordinance. The ordinance had been under consideration for over a year before it finally passed. The Houston Sierra Club testified at the City Council Environment and Health Committee in favor of the ordinance and then did the same twice before City Council. The Houston Sierra Club also visited and lobbied several City Council Members on behalf of the ordinance. (Jul 07)

Air Pollution Registration and Concrete Crushing Plant Ordinances Pass
The Houston City Council approved a revision to the air pollution registration ordinance and passed a new concrete crushing plant ordinance in April and May 2007.  (Jul 07) 

Houston Sierra Club Supports Regulation of Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG)
The HSC testified before Houston City Council in April 2007 in favor of a proposed ordinance that would require existing businesses with grease/pit traps to pay a $50 permit fee; clean-out (maintain) these traps quarterly or meet a waiver and clean-out grease traps twice/year; implement a manifest system to track FOG from generator to transporter to disposal site; and fund a compliance inspection and enforcement program for FOG.   (Jun 07) 

Sierra Club Testifies for Concrete Crushing Air Pollution Ordinance
The Houston Sierra Club (HSC) testified on April 19, 2007 before the Houston City Council Environment and Health Committee and again before the Houston City Council on May 1, 2007 in favor of a proposed concrete crushing ordinance.   (Jun 07) 

Mayor's Air Toxics Initiative Delayed
Action on Mayor Bill White's proposal to incorporate toxic air pollution in a nuisance ordinance by using cancer risk estimates as health based air pollution limits has been delayed until May. The Greater Houston Partnership (GHP), whose industrial members are concerned about the initiative, has created a committee to determine how to reduce toxic air pollutants like Benzene and 1,3 - Butadiene.    (May 07)

Air Pollution Flares Up in Houston
Things have been very busy with air pollution in Houston. For the first time in recent memory the State of Texas, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), has publicly admitted that the air plan for ozone (known as a State Implementation Plan) will not meet the 2010 deadline for clean air. (Apr 07) 

State Smog Plans Needs to be Stronger - Comments needed by February 12, 2007
The Houston Sierra Club (HSC) urges you to contact the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and demand stronger Houston smog plans. TCEQ has proposed two State Implementation Plans (SIPs) for the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Non-attainment Area for the 8-Hour, health-based, Ozone (smog) standard.  (Mar 07) 

Time Out! - Rally to Stop the Coal Rush - Sunday, February 11, 3-5 pm, Texas State Capitol, Austin
Lobby Training, 6-8 pm and Time Out! Lobby Day, Monday, February 12
Coal-burning power plants continue to be major contributors to serious health problems in Texas, particularly among children, senior citizens and other sensitive groups. Particle pollution alone results in 1,160 premature deaths each year in Texas. Unfortunately, TXU and other electric utilities are working to build 19 dirty, coal-burning power plants, emitting more smog-forming pollution and brain-damaging toxic mercury and as much global warming pollutants as 20 million cars.  (Feb 07) 

Sam Houston National Forest and Houston's Drinking Water
As the Houston Area urbanizes it is more important to protect our surface and groundwater supplies. Actions which protect our water quality and quantity will result in plentiful supplies of safer and healthier drinking water. These actions also save the City of Houston and others money. The fewer impurities that must be removed from untreated water the lower the cost of the drinking water we drink.  (Jan 07)
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Habitat Preservation

Trinity River Wildlife Refuge Grows by 1500 Acres
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced in September that the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge (TRNWR) will grow by 1,598 acres with the acquisition of bottomland hardwood forested wetlands in Liberty County, Texas. The land was acquired via Migratory Bird Treaty money which comes from duck stamps (bought by hunters and other conservationists), import duties on firearms and ammunition, and right-of-way payments to the National Wildlife Refuge System.  (Nov 07) 

Wetlands Loan Act Needs Support
The Wetlands Loan Act has been introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives (HR. 2757) and U.S. Senate (S 1641) and needs the support of all Sierrans and other conservationists.  The Wetlands Loan Act protects wetlands and associated habitats by authorizing a $400 million advance in federal duck stamp monies for the next 10 years so that key waterfowl, wildlife, fisheries, and other wetland areas can be acquired now, before they are developed and lost, and added to the National Wildlife Refuge System or so private landowners can be funded to help protect important wetlands that they own and manage.  (Sep 07)
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December 2007/January 2008 - (0.9mb) 
What You Can Do to Keep the Christmas Mountains as Public Lands
ExCom Elections

November 2007 - (0.7mb) 
Sierra Club Announces Opposition to Border Wall in Texas
November 6 Ballot Proposition 4 Will Affect Texas Parks
HISD Leads the Way With New Walnut Bend Elementary School

October 2007 - (0.7mb) 
Bottled Water - An Environmental Menace
Big Thicket Acquisition Update
Opposing a Border Wall in Texas

September 2007 - (0.9mb) 
Forest Service Cracks Down on Illegal ORV Use in SHNF
EPA Needs Public Comment on New Proposed Smog Standard
Houston ICO: Glacier Institute Summer Trip

July/August 2007 - (0.9mb) 
Roadless Lands Bill Introduced in Congress
Parks Master Plan
Page Williams Honored by Lone Star Chapter
Katy Prairie:  A Letter About the Westside Airport Site

June 2007 - (0.9mb) 
Sierra Club Provides Input into Oil/Gas Drilling Proposals in SHNF
Concrete Crushing Air Pollution Ordinance
Ban Commercial Collection of Texas Turtles

May 2007 - (0.9mb) 
Texas Deserves a World Class State and Local Parks System
Big Thicket Oil/Gas Lawsuit Results in Clear Victory
Mayor's Air Toxics Intiative Delayed

April 2007 (0.9mb) 
Air Pollution Flares Up in Houston
Doomsday Clock: Now 5 Minutes to Midnight
Water Bills in the Legislature: Sierra Club Position
SEAC and Houston Inner City Outings at Brazos Bend State Park

March 2007 (0.8mb) 
Rx for State Parks - Single Focus on Funding
Fire in Sam Houston National Forest
Houston Inner City Outings in Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

February 2007 - (0.8mb) 
Shannon Tompkins - 2005-06 Environmental Reporting Award
Big Bend Ranch Public MeetingCoal-Fired Power Plants - Public Rally in Austin


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