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.
August 29, 2015
[As printed in the Austin American-Statesman, Aug. 28, 2015] On Aug. 18, the Austin American-Statesman published a syndicated commentary from outside Texas by Andrew Quinlan of the Virginia-based Center for Freedom and Prosperity, which tried to smear our organization. Quinlan’s piece was intended to be a counterpart to another commentary criticizing subsidies for coal mining on federal lands. The allegedly pro free-market Quinlan did not address the mountains of government subsidies the coal industry has received over the decades, which is kind of strange coming from a Washington-area group that ostensibly espouses free-market principles. Instead, his piece attacked the Sierra Club.
August 21, 2015
Blocked from speaking in a true public hearing on three proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities near Port Isabel and South Padre Island, advocates for a healthy community and environment set up their own public rally across the street from the Port Isabel Event Center on August 11. The advocates, who oppose the construction of the LNG export facilities, spoke the words that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) would not allow the public to hear.