San Antonio's Draft Climate Plan Receives Relatively Warm Reception

The public had its first chance to weigh in on a draft climate plan released in January, sending signals about the political viability of climate change action in the state of Texas.
February 20, 2019, 6am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"At the public’s first big chance to comment on San Antonio’s draft climate plan, environmentalists pressed for quicker action while business leaders demanded more time and details and a few people attacked the science behind climate change," reports Josh Baugh.

Still, the headline for the story indicates support for the city climate plan: "Advocates for San Antonio's climate plan outnumber critics."

Trustees of CPS Energy, the municipal electric utility in San Antonio, hosted the first public hearing. According to Baugh, most of the three-dozen or so speakers at the event supported the plan.

The article includes a recounting of the event, including the positions taken by some of the notable speakers. Baugh also pivots on those talking points to dig into some of the details of the report, including potentially controversial proposals regarding transportation and land use patterns.

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Published on Monday, February 18, 2019 in San Antonio Express-News
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