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Rail Road Commissioner Ryan Sitton Wants You to Know He’s an Environmentalist

Posted on · Earth Day is Saturday (April 22, 2017), and Ryan Sitton of Friendswood, one of the state’s three Rail Road Commissioners, wants you to know he’s “a huge environmentalist.” Upon his election to the RRC in 2014, the conservative Republican became the first engineer to serve on the commission in 50 years. The RRC regulates the […]

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Texas Rail Road Commission’s Role, and Anne Lamott: Thursday’s Show (April 4, 2017)

Posted on · Earth Day is Saturday (April 22, 2017), and Ryan Sitton of Friendswood, one of the state’s three Rail Road Commissioners, wants you to know he’s “a huge environmentalist.” Upon his election to the RRC in 2014, the conservative Republican became the first engineer to serve on the commission in 50 years. The RRC regulates the […]

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How Might Biofuels Reduce Our Dependence on Fossil Fuels?

Posted on · Each Tuesday of this month Houston Matters has been exploring efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative, renewable forms of energy, those that might someday help us to dramatically reduce carbon emissions. In past weeks, we discussed solar energy, hydrogen, and wind power. On this edition we talk about developments in biofuels, including ethanol. The corn-based […]

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Earth Day Houston: Small Changes Make a Big Impact

Posted on · Earth Day Houston takes place Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m at Discovery Green.  The free event is a celebration of the environment and environmental education. The event focuses on the merits of mindful, sustainable living while educating and encouraging Houstonians to preserve, conserve and enhance our city and the Earth.