Dentonites joined others from across Texas to speak to elected officials about bills that threaten local control at the Texas State Capital in March. Courtesy of Frack Free Denton.

April 1, 2015

The 84th Texas Legislature began hearings March 23 on the first of a flood of bills, of which 60 percent related to the environment were listed as adverse to public health, safety and natural resources by environmental citizens action group Alliance for a Clean Texas.   

Dear Green Source DFW readers,
Here are my recommendations for speakers at Earth Day Texas. There are talks on voting, water sense, extinction (film) and many other topics. Note that many of my choices have to do with food. I guess I was hungry when I was choosing.  Comments are invited.
Phillip Shinoda
GSDFW Project Manager

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Dallas Green Alliance Steering Committee members Catherine Garrison and George Battle III greet guests at the Gather for Common Ground dinner held March 15 in Dallas. Photo by Linda Cooke.

March 16, 2015 

The empty chairs represent the six open city council seats that the Dallas Green Alliance hopes to fill with environmentally conscious council members. Courtesy of the Dallas Green Alliance.

March 11, 2015 

Above, Dr. Pankaj Jain, the Venerable Tashi Nyima and Dr. Hind Jarrah, representing the Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim faiths, discussed the environment at the recent interfaith panel hosted by Dallas Interfaith Power & Light on Martin Luther King Day. Photo courtesy of Stephen Fuqua.

Feb. 3, 2015

 

Above, Swetha Kannan and Shawn Reeder will head up the Dallas and Fort Worth groups, while Ricky Bradley, right, serves as Third Coast Regional CoordinatorA Denton chapter launched earlier this month.

Jan. 28, 2015

Dec. 29, 2014

By Julie Thibodeaux

Here's a look back at some of the top environmental stories in the Dallas-Fort Worth region in 2014. 


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Mansfield Gas Well Awareness is a coalition of residents asking their city leaders to update Mansfield's outdated gas drilling ordinance to protect their health and quality of life.

Dec. 10, 2014

By Julie Thibodeaux 

A group in Mansfield is the latest North Texas coalition fighting for protection from the dangers of gas drilling.

Local activists urge North Texans to let their political representatives know that the Keystone XL pipeline is part of an unsustainable future of fossil fuels. Above, protestors hold up signs at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas during rush hour in February. Courtesy of Linda Cooke.

Nov. 19, 2014

A gas well fracked in March sits less than 400 feet from a home in Denton, which just became Texas' first city to ban fracking. Photo courtesy of Cooper Neill/Texas Tribune.

Nov. 5, 2014 

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