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Local Climate Activists Want A Greener, Cleaner San Antonio — And They Want It Now.

Stuart Seeger

The City of San Antonio adopted its Climate Action and Adaptation Plan in October 2019 and CPS Energy is currently touting a plan to transition to more clean energy sources. 

But local activists say it's not enough to produce effective outcomes to mitigate the effects of climate change in a timely manner. 

What do climate activists and advocates want to see happen with policy and practices on the local level? What are their goals for a more sustainable and equitable San Antonio? How does "climate justice" factor in?

Where do they think we can do better and what will it take? Are the demands reasonable? 

Is the city sticking to its plan and has there been measurable progress? Who is holding San Antonio utilities accountable for their carbon footprints and adherence to cleaner, more sustainable operations? 

What's being done to boost public involvement with climate issues in San Antonio? How can individuals get involved in climate activism and advocacy on the local level? 


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*This interview was recorded on Thursday, August 27.

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