Welcome to the Sierra Club’s Lone Star Chapter! We are the oldest grassroots environmental organization in Texas. We believe our open spaces, clean water, and natural resources should be protected so that current and future generations may enjoy them. In addition to our state chapter office in Austin, we are blessed with several regional groups in Texas that provide wonderful opportunities to explore, enjoy, and protect the state’s natural wonders.
January 28, 2016
Outside the city of Eagle Pass on the Texas/Mexico border a coal-mining project is getting under way. The project was initially proposed in 1994; since that time seemingly everyone in the region has worked to ensure it never happens. Resistance has taken an unfortunate step backwards recently when the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) granted various permits and the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers (USACE) streamlined a state process for coal mining. In November, to the dismay of locals, mining commenced.