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New and Old Environmental Issues in Texas with Luke Metzger
June 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
From the First Unitarian Universalist Church –
Luke Metzger is founding director of Environment Texas, a statewide, citizen-funded advocacy group for clean air, clean water, and open spaces. He has been involved in dozens of citizen-related environmental campaigns and regularly testifies before the Texas Legislature on environmental issues. His interviews and articles have appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, on MSNBC, and elsewhere.
“Capitol Inside” named him one of the “Top Lobbyists for Causes,” and he has received the President’s Award from the Texas Recreation and Parks Society for his work to protect Texas parks. Currently he serves as a Commissioner on the Austin Resource Management Commission. He will discuss the growing environmental dangers in Texas, the recent actions of the Texas Legislature, and what the future looks like.
About the Public Affairs Forum:
The Public Affairs Forum is held at 12 noon on most Sundays in the Sanctuary at First UU, sponsor of the forum. The church is located at 4700 Grover. These one-hour forums are open to the public and admission is free.
Forums include lectures by prominent speakers on a wide variety of topics – social equity, politics, environmental issues, science, community action initiatives, and others. Most forum events allow time for the audience to ask questions of the speaker. The presentation is videotaped, edited and broadcast on ChannelAustin TV cable channel 10 at 6 p.m. on Sundays.