Zac Trahan of Texas Campaign for the Environment will lead an interactive discussion about potential environmental bills during the 2015 Texas Legislative Session. It has always been difficult to pass good environmental legislation at the State Capitol, but this year is shaping up to be the toughest challenge yet. Sierra Club is working with groups like Texas Campaign for the Environment and many others to pass the best bills possible and to defeat negative environmental bills that would result in more pollution, not less. Industry lobbyists are currently targeting the numerous local ordinances that DFW cities have passed on contentious issues such as fracking and single-use shopping bags, pushing legislation that would over-ride and pre-empt our right to local control. Learn more about this and other potential environmental legislation—and get plugged in to ways you can help influence state lawmakers on behalf of a cleaner, greener world.
Zac has been working with Texas Campaign for the Environment since 2002 and currently serves as DFW Program Director. The group helped pass state legislation for computer and television recycling in Texas, and played a leading role in passing Dallas' strict gas drilling and single-use bag ordinances.
General Meeting starts at 7 p.m., but come at 6:30 p.m. for snacks, information and fellowship.
See directions: http://www.dallassierraclub.org/page.htm?generalmeeting