Dallas passed a weak climate plan, we want more

May 27, 2020 Dallas People’s Climate Coalition Dallas City Council unanimously passed the Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan (CECAP), despite a diverse coalition and many speakers who raised concerns about it.  Mayor Johnson and Dallas Council Members agreed that the climate plan falls short of the original goals set out by the City CouncilContinue reading “Dallas passed a weak climate plan, we want more”

Initial read of latest Dallas Climate Plan draft shows few improvements, possibly fudged numbers

April 23, 2020 Sunrise Movement Dallas The revised Dallas Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) falls far short of taking bold, swift action on climate change. Here are our initial takeaways from a few hours of reading the 220 page document. The city strengthened some language in the plan. For example, it committed toContinue reading “Initial read of latest Dallas Climate Plan draft shows few improvements, possibly fudged numbers”

Climate Plan Goes Backwards on Waste Reduction

April 22, 2020 Kevin Richardson, Texas Campaign for the Environment In its environmental plan released on Earth Day, Dallas touts a bold promise to become a “Zero Waste City.” Unfortunately, the plan does even less for reducing trash than what they promised seven years ago. Dallas passed a Zero Waste Plan in 2013 with goalsContinue reading “Climate Plan Goes Backwards on Waste Reduction”

Diverse Coalition Counters City’s Climate Plan with a New Green Vision for Dallas

April 22, 2020 Press Release: On the heels of the City of Dallas staff releasing the latest draft of its Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan (CECAP), a growing coalition of advocates released a “People’s Climate Action Plan,” putting forward a different vision for making Dallas a leader in addressing climate change. The coalition isContinue reading “Diverse Coalition Counters City’s Climate Plan with a New Green Vision for Dallas”

Dallas environmental plan is not enough

April 21, 2020 Corey Troiani, Texas Campaign for the Environment Susie Marshall, Grow North Texas We are speaking out against the city’s draft environmental plan because it’s all hat and no cattle. We’re a part of a growing movement that is not only bucking the city’s plan, but we’ve outlined exactly how it can beContinue reading “Dallas environmental plan is not enough”

What the Pandemic Teaches us About the Need for Publicly-Owned Electricity

April 21, 2020 Ron Unger, Veterans for Peace North Texas One central theme we see in every time of crisis is that people come together to ensure that everyone has access to basic necessities like electricity, water, and other essential supplies.  This is a natural human response to disaster. This response is not partisan. ItContinue reading “What the Pandemic Teaches us About the Need for Publicly-Owned Electricity”