From Downwinders at Risk:
Rick Perry is leaving DFW breathers with a final farewell gift - another lousy anti-smog plan. We need you to speak out for a better one on January 15th.
After decades of being out of compliance with the Clean Air Act, this is your only chance to tell the state of Texas that DFW needs a better approach to reducing smog in DFW than the "do nothing" plan it's sending to the EPA.
The state's plan doesn't require new pollution controls on ANY major sources of DFW air pollution.
No new controls for the Midlothian cement plants. Even though one of the plants is installing advanced smog controls on its own, TCEQ isn't requiring them on all three cement plants.
No new controls for the oil and gas industry. Even though we know this pollution is the reason clean air progress has stalled in DFW over the past five years.
No new controls for East Texas coal plants. Even though we know they impact DFW air quality.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality staff admit that the plan will leave at least four monitoring sites above the current 75 parts per billion ozone standard. They say that's "close enough" to compliance.
Please come to Arlington on the 15th and tell them they're wrong.
You can submit prepared comments to the state AND EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry, via Downwinders at Risk's "click N' send" app and add some of your own as well.
We need your voice. We need your words. We need your help. We need you to show up.
EPA has to approve this plan for it to be implemented. Use our easy Click N Send comments to urge the Agency to reject it.
Send a message to the State and EPA - we want meaningful action to get safe and legal air.
Send your comments and show up at 6:30 on the 15th to speak.
Then walk four blocks and celebrate fighting these kinds of good fights with a real environmental hero.