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Feds Move Closer to Removing Vireo From Endangered Species List
A delisting for the birds
"...remain debatable. The Center for Bio­logical Diversity and the Environmental Defense Fund say they would support a delisting, but..."

April 6, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Cool Austin, Cool Planet
This Earth Day, the ambitious Austin Climate Protection Plan celebrates a first year of slow, quiet, but impressive progress
"...been talking, it's been nearly impossible for citizens and environmental advocates to evaluate its progress. Predictably, such lack of..."

April 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Lege Notes
Odds and ends (mostly odds) from the 79th
"...the Senate Natural Resources Committee, Jim Marston of the Environmental Defense Fund argued that HB 2833 cast too wide..."

May 20, 2005 News Column

Austin's Political Ecosystem
Swearingen's Environmental City tells the inner history of city politics
"...aspirations and more formidable villains – are recounted in Environmental City: People, Place, Politics, and the Meaning of Modern..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Public Citizen Tom “Smitty” Smith Looks Back on a Life Well Lived
The man in the white hat's relentless hard work and willed optimism
" Texas, citing research that represented not only the environmental advantages of wind and solar, but the growing economic..."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

How Green Is the Music?
Festivals, bands, and musicians seek environmental harmony
"...Guardian newspaper he would "consider refusing to tour on environmental grounds, if nothing started happening to change the way..."

April 20, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

McCracken Named Pecan Street Project Executive Director
Former council member to head smart grid group
"...Texas and the Austin Chamber of Commerce, McCracken recruited Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to spearhead the 2009 project and..."

Dec. 15, 2009 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Cool City: Getting Down With the Grid
Everybody's excited about the Pecan Street Project – they're just not sure what it is
"...City Council member can get ironed out, said the Environmental Defense Fund's Jim Marston, a founding partner in the..."

Sept. 4, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
"...coal-fired power plants in Texas, the state's historically industry-chummy environmental commission has been roundly criticized for failing to assess..."

Jan. 25, 2008 News Feature

Dirty-Coal Reversal
TXU agrees to buy-out, announces it will abandon plans for eight of its proposed coal-fired plants
"...far from complete, TPG and KKR (who met with environmental leaders prior to inking the deal) have publicized plans..."

March 2, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
"...May 25. Before that, the plan goes before the Environmental Board April 26 and the Water and Wastewater Commission..."

April 14, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
"Bait and switch" bill dismantles Clean Air Act, activists say
"...Austin environmental advocates Sustainable Energy and Economic Development Coalition and Public..."

Feb. 18, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...On Nov. 14, the Sierra Club, Environmental Defense, the American Lung Association, and others announced the..."

Nov. 22, 2002 News Feature

Capitol Chronicle
Charity Ends at Home
"...Environmental Defense..."

April 13, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Who has the ego problem?
"...offset emissions from the new plant. The state's major environmental groups, including the Environmental Defense Fund and the Sierra..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Column

Hunting vs. Birding
Will TPWD Accomodate Those Who'd Rather Watch?
"...The Nature Conservancy still rules the environmental roost when it comes to raising money. According to..."

April 11, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Business as Usual?
Freeport Strikes Gold, Spawns Scrutiny
"...watchdogs in Indonesia, WALHI, the umbrella group for Indonesian environmental groups, and INFID, an international association of non-governmental organizations..."

March 7, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Capitol Chronicle
The grandfathered pollution exemption celebrates its 30th birthday, and the Lege takes another look at cleaning up the air
"...the 30th anniversary of the grandfathered pollution loophole, and environmentalists threw the old boy a birthday party ("with cake..."

April 6, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Opinion: We Can’t Let Coronavirus Distract Us From Data Collection and Climate Change
We cannot give companies slack on environmental regulations during the pandemic – and that includes those running energy-gorging data centers
"...climate change. Yet, the EPA has relaxed enforcement of environmental regulations for companies who claim that breaking these rules..."

May 1, 2020 Column by Tracy O’Neill

EPA: Political Punching Bag or the New 'It' Agency?
Perry emits more hot air over state's dirty air
"...The Environmental Protection Agency's May 25 action to begin taking federal..."

June 11, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Not So Cool
Austin's 2009 Climate Protection Program update confirms progress on energy – but reflects a feeble citywide effort
"...the Chronicle's request, AWU's Daryl Slusher, assistant director of environmental affairs and conservation, provided the missing information, as well..."

June 19, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Capitalists, Conservationists Say No to Dirty Coal
Showdown taking shape over plans to build 16 old-style coal-fired power plants, which threaten to push Austin's marginal air quality into the red
"...appointment to the ideologically split, three-member Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and look to 2007's incoming Legislature to address..."

Dec. 29, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Capitol Chronicle
The TNRCC reports that the Voluntary Emissions Reduction program has produced zero reductions in air pollution
"...he might well have been describing the practice of environmental protection in the state of Texas, which has relied..."

Jan. 12, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Spanked All Over
Top Ten Environmental Stories of 1995
"...Springs Salamander. Yes, it was quite a year for environmental stories, and most of those stories were bad news...."

Jan. 5, 1996 News Feature

Green Thoughts in a Green Shade
Adler and Martinez debate enviro records and policies
"...candidates – Steve Adler and Mike Martinez – on environmental matters, featured no grand revelations, but distinctions in nuance..."

Dec. 5, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Are You Sustainable?
Current and former Austinites vying for city post
"...integrated programs, solid waste recycling, green building, government funding, environmental reporting metrics, and energy, water, and resource conservation...."

June 4, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Chief Sustainability Officer Finalists Announced
Meet them June 3
"...Former Austinites: • Matt Watson, currently Energy Policy Specialist, Environmental Defense Fund – Washington, D.C. (He was aide to..."

May 28, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Local participants, activists in Denmark for U.N. climate summit
"...India, the European Union, and other key countries. The Environmental Defense Fund defines a "successful summit" as one resulting..."

Dec. 11, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

'Chronicle' Endorsements
May 10 municipal elections
"...council members, especially in a first term. He is environmentally engaged and politically pragmatic, bringing together diverse or even..."

May 9, 2008 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

'Chronicle' Endorsements
May 10 municipal elections
"...council members, especially in a first term. He is environmentally engaged and politically pragmatic, bringing together diverse or even..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

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