March 4, 2011

A revised settlement agreement between Ash Grove Cement and the cities of Dallas and Arlington now includes language that preserves the goal of the original green cement policy, winning the support of DFW clean air activists who initially opposed a deal two weeks ago.

Last week, Tom 'Smitty' Smith of Public Citizen met with local environmental organizers at the Dallas Clean Air meetup to discuss several issues, including the outcome of the Sunset hearings for Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Texas Railroad Commission. Every state agency must go through a Sunset review where it's practices are evaluated and the agency may or may not be permitted to continue. 

Hundreds turn out to support EPA

Hundreds of people from across the state showed up in Dallas on Friday (January 14th) to participate in the EPA's Greenhouse Gas Public Hearing to support EPA's enforcement of the Clean Air Act in Texas.

And why? Because Texas residents cannot get help from their own state agency, Texas Commission on Environment Quality (TCEQ), to safeguard their basic rights to clean air.

"Clean Air Meetup" was held at Picasso's on October 27th 2010. The Group of 24 people heard from Smitty from Public Citizen and Jim Schermbeck from Downwinders at Risk.  Both  spoke about past progress, challenges and the upcoming legislative session.

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