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Publications

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Sustainable Water Planning

  1. Learning from Drought: Next Generation Water Planning for Texas, 2014. (Available in PDF format)
  2. Texas Water Policy Update, December 2001. (Available in PDF format)
  3. Texas Water Policy Update, August 2001. (Available in PDF format)
  4. Conference Proceedings: "Water and the Future of Rural Texas," March 2001. (Available in PDF format)


Regional Growth and Development

Laguna Madre Binational Initiative

  1. Our Common Future: "The Binational Laguna Madre Region;" Authors: TCPS, Pronatura Noreste, A.C. (Available in PDF format)
  2. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from Corpus Christi to Brownsville, Little Value, Big Cost - An Update to the 1994 Report: "Subsidized Destruction"; Authors: TCPS. (Available in PDF format)
  3. The Future of the Binational Laguna Madre Region Economic and Natural Resource Symposium: Agenda & Report of Proceedings; Authors: TCPS. (Available in PDF format)
  4. Results of Four Leaders Forum, April 1999; Authors: TCPS. (Available in PDF format)
  5. Community Survey; Authors: TCPS (Available in PDF format)
  6. En Español - Nuestro Futuro Comun: La Region Binacional de la Laguna Madre; Autores: TCPS, Pronatura Noreste, A.C. (Disponible en formato del PDF)

Hill Country Roundtable

  1. Parkland and Open Space in the Texas Hill Country, June 2001. (Available in PDF format)
  2. Time to Act: The Future of the Texas Hill Country. (Available in PDF format)
  3. Workshop Proceedings: "Developing Marketable and Environmentally Sensitive Conservation-Based Subdivisions," October 2000; Authors TCPS. (Available in PDF format)

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Texas/Mexico Border Region

Border Trade & Environment Project

  1. The Generation and Management of Hazardous Wastes and Transboundary Hazardous Waste Shipments between Mexico, Canada and the United States Since NAFTA: A 2004 Update; Authors: Marisa Jacott, Fronteras Comunes, Cyrus Reed, TCPS and Mark Winfield, Pembina Institute for Sustainable Development. (Full report available in PDF format; Executive Summary available in Word)
  2. Energy Use in the North American Cement Industry in North America: Emissions, Waste Generation and Pollution Control, 1990-2001; Authors: Marisa Jacott, Fronteras Comunes, Cyrus Reed, TCPS, Amy Taylor and Mark Winfield, Pembina Institute for Sustainable Development. (Full report available in PDF format)
  3. Lessons from A Free Trade Era in Mexico: Environmental and Social Impacts in Sonora, Aguascalientes, Tabasco and Oaxaca; English Summary Document of 4 Case Studies, December 2002; Authors: Multiple Organizations and TCPS. (English summary document available in PDF format)
  4. The Effects of Industrialization and the Maquiladora Export Industry on the Economy, Health and Environment of Aguascalientes; English Summary, November 2002; Authors: Periodismo para Elevar la Conciencia Ecológica and TCPS. (English summary document available in PDF format)
  5. Aquifers and Free Trade: An Hermosillo Coast Case Study, October 2002; Authors: Red Fronteriza de Salud y Ambiente and Texas Center for Policy Studies. (English summary document available in PDF format)
  6. Interests and Objections: The Puebla-Panama Plan and the Huatulco-Oaxaca-Istmo Highway Project, October 2002; Authors: Centro de Derechos Humanos Tepeyac del Istmo de Tehuantepec A. C., TCPS, La Neta. (Cover, English summary document available in PDF format)
  7. Hazardous Waste Incineration and Combustion: A Tabasco Case Study, October 2002; Authors: TCPS, Asociación Ecológica Santo Tomás, Fronteras Comunes. (English Summary Document)
  8. Finding Common Ground: A Public Interest Proposal for BECC/NADBANK Reform; Authors: TCPS, North American Integration and Development Center, William C. Velasquez Institute. (Available in Word)
  9. The Forestry Industry in the State of Chihuahua: Economic, Ecological and Social Impacts Post-NAFTA, May 2001; Authors: TCPS, COSYDDHAC. (Available in PDF format)
  10. The BECC and NADBANK: Achieving Their Environmental Mandate, April 2001; Authors: TCPS, Lynda Taylor, Board of Directors, BECC. (Available in PDF format)
  11. The Generation and Management of Hazardous Wastes and Transboundary Hazardous Waste Shipments between Mexico, Canada and the United States 1990-2000, May 2001; Authors: TCPS, La Neta: Proyecto Emisiones and the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy. (Available in PDF format)
  12. The Forestry Industry in the Sierra Madre of Chihuahua: Social, Ecological and Economic Impacts, July 2000; Authors: TCPS, COSYDDHAC, Chihuahua. (Available in PDF format)
  13. Expanding the Mandate: Should the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission and North American Development Bank Go Beyond Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Projects and How do They Get There? July, 2000; Authors: TCPS. (Available in PDF format)
  14. Hazardous Waste Management in the United States-Mexico Border States: More Questions than Answers Second Edition Updated, March, 2000; Authors: TCPS, RMLAC and La Neta. (Available in PDF format)
  15. Burning Our Health: Hazardous Waste Incineration in Cement Kilns, July 1997; Authors: TCPS, Fernando Bejarano, COSYDDHAC.
  16. En Español - Los Efectos de la Industrialización y Del Sector Maquiladora de Exportación en la Economía, La Salud y El Ambiente en Aguascalientes, Noviembre de 2002; Autores: Periodismo para Elevar la Conciencia Ecológica y Texas Center for Policy Studies. (reporte, anexo estadístico de cuadros disponible en formato del PDF)
  17. En Español - Acuíferos y Libre Comercio: El Caso de la Costa de Hermosillo, Octubre 2002; Autores: Red Fronteriza de Salud y Ambiente, TCPS. (Disponible en formato del PDF)
  18. En Español - Intereses y Resistencias: El Plan Puebla-Panamá y el Corredor Carretero Oaxaca-Istmo-Huatulco, Agosto de 2002; Autores: Centro de Derechos Humanos Tepeyac del Istmo de Tehuantepec A. C., TCPS, La Neta. (Cover, reporte disponible en formato del PDF)
  19. En Español - Tratadoras Térmicas de Residuos Peligrosos: Caso Tabasco, August 2002; Autores: Asociación Ecológica Santo Tomás A.C., Fronteras Comunes, Texas Center for Policy Studies. (Cover, reporte disponible en formato del PDF)
  20. En Español - En Busca de Intereses Comunes: Una Propuesta de Interés Público para la Comisión de Cooperación Ecológica Fronteriza y el Banco de Desarrollo de América del Norte (COCEF/BDAN); Agosto de 2001. (Disponible en formato de Word)
  21. En Español - La COCEF y El BANDAN: Logrando Su Mandato Ambiental, Abril 2001; Autores: TCPS, Lynda Taylor, Consejo de Directores, COCEF. (Disponible en formato del PDF)
  22. En Español - La Industria Forestal en la Sierra Madre de Chihuahua: Impactos sociales, ecologicas y economicas, April, 2000; Autores: TCPS, COSYDDHAC. (Disponible en formato del PDF)
  23. En Español - El Manejo de Residuos Peligrosos en los Estados Fronterizos Mexico - Estados Unidos: Mas Preguntas que Respuestas Segunda Version; Febrero 2000; Autores TCPS, La Neta, RMLAC. (Disponible en formato del PDF)
  24. En Español - La Contaminacion de Metales Pesados en Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico, Septiembre 1999; Autores: CILADHAC, Torreon En Defensa del Ambiente, A.C., Torreon. (Disponible en formato del PDF)
  25. En Español - Quemando Nuestra Salud: La Incineracion de Residuos Peligrosos en Hornos Cementeros, Septiembre 1998; Autores: Fernando Bejarano; COSYDDHAC, Chihuahua; TCPS.

Border Water Project

  1. The Río Conchos: A Preliminary Overview, January 2001; Author: Mary E. Kelly, TCPS. (Available in PDF format)
  2. Legal & Institutional Framework for Restoring Instream Flows in the Rio Grande: Fort Quitman to Amistad, March 2001; Author: TCPS. (Available in PDF format)
  3. Growth at any Cost? Reconciling Economic Development Policy and Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin, January 2000; Author: TCPS. (Available in PDF format)
  4. En Español - El Río Conchos: Un Informe Preliminar, Marzo 2001; Autor: Mary E. Kelly, TCPS. (Disponible en formato del PDF)

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Statewide Environmental Issues

Texas Green Scissors, Environmental Tax & Fee Reform Project

  1. Green Fees and Scissors in Texas: 13 Recommendations for Greening the State Budget, May 2005; Authors: TCPS, Friends of the Earth and others. (Available in PDF format)
  2. Bridging the Gap: Green Tax Options for Texas Schools, March 2006. (Available in PDF format)
  3. Dwindling Resources: Comparison of SB 1, CSHB 1 and Impacts on the Core Functions of the TWDB, TCEQ and TPWD and Recommendations for Action; April 2003; Authors: Cyrus Reed, TCPS. (Available in PDF format)
  4. Making Polluters Pay: Environmentally Responsible Ways the 78th Legislature Can Raise New State Funds; February 2003; Authors: TCPS and Public Citizen. (Press Release available in Word, Full Report available in PDF format)
  5. The Real Budget Project: Funding Levels and Needs at Natural Resource Agencies in Texas; October 2002; Authors: TCPS. (Press Release, Full Report available in PDF format)
  6. Improving Environmental Responsibility in Texas: Opportunities for Tax and Fee Reform, April 2000; Authors: TCPS. (Available in PDF format)
  7. Adequately Funding State Environmental Protection Programs: Moving Toward a Pollute Less, Pay Less System, September 2000; Authors: TCPS. (Available in PDF format)
  8. The Public Water Systems Fee: In Need of Change, September 2001; Authors: TCPS. (Available in PDF format)
  9. Legislative Recap: What Happened to Funding and Fees at the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and Other Natural Resource Agencies in 2001, September 2001; Authors: TCPS. (Available in PDF format)

Pesticide Information Network

  1. Pesticide Report Card: Texas Schools Score from A to F in the Integrated Management Program, September 1999; Author: Bala Wong, Consumers Union Southwest Regional Office; Editor: Kathy Mitchell, Consumers Union Southwest Regional Office. (Available in PDF format)
  2. Pesticides and Texas Water Quality. January 1999. (Available in PDF format)
  3. Preserving Texas Fishing: Better Data Needed About Pesticide Use, January 1999; Authors: Mary Kelly, TCPS; Dwayne Anderson, Texas Clean Water Fund. (Available in PDF format)
  4. Realm of the Unknown: Pesticide Use in Texas, January 1999. (Available in PDF format)
  5. Atrazine Contamination of Texas Drinking Water: Your Right-To-Know, January 1999.

Texas Environmental Almanac

The Texas Environmental Almanac, 1st edition, 1995: Author: TCPS. (Available online here.)

The Texas Environmental Almanac, 2nd edtion, 2000; University of Texas Press, Compiled by: Mary Sanger and Cyrus Reed. The Almanac is no longer in print.

 

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