The Regional Transportation Authority in Corpus Christi has agreed to remove advertising from 58 bus benches along state roadways. Scenic champion, Jack Gordy, had been arguing for 14 years that these advertisements violate the Federal Highway Beautification Act.
A new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would completely eliminate the National Scenic Byways Program and Scenic America needs our help in opposing this legislation. The program preserves the beauty of scenic corridors, helps protect community character and provides economic opportunities in tourism and recreation. Act Now!
A Houston Chronicle editorial chimes in on the takedown of seven illegal billboards in the City of Houston’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). You can read it here>>
The City of Houston Legal Department has successfully forced down seven billboards that have existed illegally for many years in the Houston Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). Soon there will “only” be 96 more illegal billboards for the City to remove!
The City of Conroe is investigating the clear-cutting of trees in front of billboards and Clear Chanel Outdoor gets lambasted by City Council. Read more HERE.
In an effort to improve brand coordination between Scenic Houston and its affiliate national organization, Scenic America, the Scenic Houston board of directors elected to adopt a new logo yesterday.
Clear Channel Outdoor creates a so-called “Gulf Coast Emergency Network” to convince local politicians to support their installation of driver-distracting electronic billboards,”TVs-on-a-stick” throughout Fort Bend County. See the Houston Chronicle story HERE
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that electronic billboards along state and federal highways violate the Arizona Highway Beautification Act’s ban on intermittent light.
Check out the new trailer for This Space Available, a documentary film by Gwenaelle and Marc Gobe about worldwide visual pollution and what can be done to stop it. Making its debut at the docNYC film festival, This Space Available speaks to the ever-growing problem of visual blight… reminding us that we CAN reverse the tide and reclaim our public …read more »
Check out this film about tree killing in Florida. Filmed, produced and directed by Ossian Or and his partner who are documenting grassroots billboard battles around the country. This is about a whistle blower/former Lamar employee and their tree-killing work in Tallahassee—very powerful piece. Tree Killing in Florida