About the Texas State Office
Since 1984, Public Citizen's Texas State Office has concerned itself with: environmental enforcement policies, global warming, promoting renewable/clean energy, product safety, nuclear safety, medical safety, auto safety/quality, pesticide safety, insurance reforms, campaign finance/ethics issues, improving state government agency operations and fair trade policies. We have trained over 300 interns and have worked with/mentored numerous grassroots organizations.
When you turn on your lights, file an insurance claim, file a complaint about your doctor or lawyer, inquire about political contributions to your legislators, buy gas, rent a car, buy or recycle a product, appear before a judge at an administrative agency, see a pesticide warning sign or hear about a dangerous product your rights have been affected by the work of Public Citizen's Texas office.
The Texas office of Public Citizen has grown since it opened in 1984 to eight full time staff, numerous contractors and interns. For more information about the staff, see our staff directory.
309 E 11th Street, Suite 2
Austin, TX 78701
Fax: 512 479-8302
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm CST
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) released a report yesterday titled "ERCOT Analysis of the Impacts of the Clean Power Plan" regarding the costs, benefits, and concerns of Texas' compliance with Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan, put forth by the EPA on June 2, 2014, would set […]
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:10:06 PM
Above All Else had their world premiere to a full audience at South by Southwest in Austin on Monday, March 10, 2014. The film takes an intimate look at a group of landowners and activists in East Texas who tried to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which carries tar sands oil from Canada […]
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:35:58 PM
Keystone XL's southern half is scheduled to start operating for commercial purposes tomorrow, Wednesday, January 22nd. As much as 700,000 barrels per day of bitumen extracted from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, could be pumped through Oklahoma and Texas, igniting the fuse to the greatest carbon bomb on the planet. The southern leg, rebranded the "Gulf […]
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 5:14:54 PM
Remember sitting at home during February 2 of 2011 as the temperatures dropped and the power kept getting turned off. As millions of Texas sat in the cold and dark Luminant, Texas largest power generator, wasn't able to get its power plants running along with other generators. Luminant Energy Company, LLC's, recently was fined $750,000 […]
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 6:00:00 PM
Is Austin Energy joining the war on solar? Bit by bit, our publicly owned, nationally renowned, supposedly green electric utility is trying to roll back programs that support customer owned solar. Austin Energy is cutting the Value of Solar tariff, which compensates solar owners for the energy they produce, by 16 percent on January 1. […]
Friday, December 06, 2013 5:38:54 PM