March 11, 2023
Yesterday was the last day that Senators and Representatives can file their bills in the Texas Legislature. All told, over 5,300 House bills, plus several hundred resolutions, and some 2,600 Senate bills, and several hundred resolutions have been...
March 4, 2023
86 days to go and one week left to file new bills in the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate.
February 28, 2023
Earlier this year, after a significant delay, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally proposed a new annual standard for fine particle particulate matter of 2.5 microns or less.
February 24, 2023
Finally, all committees have been named and they are cooking. This week, the subcommittees of the House Committee on Appropriations began meeting, and Sierra Club was there to testify.
February 17, 2023
This week, the Sierra Club hit the Capitol running. From providing written and oral testimony to the Senate Committee on Finance on the state’s budget, to volunteers scouring the halls passing out factsheets on our legislative solutions, to...
February 10, 2023
We have hit the 30 day mark. The Legislature has met, has been filing bills (about 3,000 thus far), and has even started committee meetings.
February 6, 2023
In the midst of what was looking to be a long hearing in the Senate Committee on Finance, as they officially opened discussion on the state’s two-year $280 billion budget, new chair, Joan Huffman (R-Houston), suddenly announced that, in view of...
January 31, 2023
The EPA has released its long-overdue draft proposal to update the national air quality standard for soot, also known as particulate matter. While it demonstrates a step toward clean air for all, it falls far short of what communities deserve, but...
January 27, 2023
Well it’s been 17 days since the 140-day legislative session kicked off. And what can I say about the 88th Legislative Session?
January 27, 2023
Here we take a look at three of the most impactful pieces of environmental state legislation of the last 10 years to illustrate that good things come to those who fight together.