2016 Year in Review–Tell us what you think has been important.

Earlier this year, in June, we asked you to identify the most significant environmental accomplishments, controversies, issues, news, and events in the greater Houston region. Now that the year is coming to a close, we’d like to hear what you think now. Please consider sharing your thoughts in the following survey. We’ll report back on your responses. Next week, we’ll be asking for thoughts about 2017.

Here are some of the responses from earlier this year:

  • Tax Day Floods and subsequent floods–and a plethora of possible causes and consequences
  • Texas Supreme Court ruling regarding the City of Houston’s ability to enforce air quality laws.
  • City of Houston recycling contract renegotiation (and elimination of curbside glass pickup)
  • Warehouse fire in Spring Branch (which the Houston Chronicle covered as part “Chemical Breakdown,” an in-depth analysis of chemical safety risks)
  • The 5th Circuit upheld lawsuit against ExxonMobil for 10 million pounds of illegal pollution at Baytown refinery and chemical plant
  • Pintail Landfill in Waller County and ongoing permit applications and denials
  • Encroachment of proposed raodways on the Katy Prairie
  • Build out of Bayou Greenways 2020

Other issues identified include use of the herbicide Glyphosate, proliferation of impervious surfaces such as concrete, leaf blowers, illegal dumping, and development.

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