Support the EPA’s proposal for a stricter ozone pollution standard
Join us for an important public hearing at Arlington City Hall, 101 W. Abram St, Arlington, TX. For more info check out http://www.cleanairtexas.org
Texas has the potential to be at the forefront of the green economy and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed new ozone pollution standard would clean up our air, protect our health and improve our quality of life. A stricter ozone standard would put Texas on the path to a cleaner, greener future.
The final decision by the EPA will affect the quality of the air we breathe for decades to come and it is a decision that depends on your input and your support. Your voice can influence the outcome.
The Coal and Oil industries have pulled out all the stops in their attempt to thwart the EPA’s new proposal. Governor Rick Perry, as always, has stood behind them. They’ve challenged the science, used political maneuvers and pushed for legislation to restrict the EPA’s authority. Governor Perry even sued. For too long we have been subject to poor air quality. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has been issuing illegal air permits for years. For too long the TCEQ has ignored the Clean Air Act and for too long we have suffered the consequences. There are TWELVE NEW coal plants proposed in Texas, and we already have 17 coal plants up and running. We can do better.
Now is the time for the people of North Texas to come together. Now is the time to speak up. Now is time to have our voices be heard. The citizens of Texas deserve better. We deserve clean air and clean air standards that protect our health.
The EPA is currently accepting public comments. Speak up and have your voice be heard!
Who: The EPA, state and local officials, and you, your friends, family and neighbors. Let us know if you want to carpool and we’ll try to help.
What: Public hearing on proposed revision of the ozone standard which would improve the air quality in Texas, and particularly in the DFW area!
Where: Arlington City Hall, 101 W. Abram St, Arlington, TX (map)
When: Tuesday, March 16, from 3 pm-7 pm (or later if there are still people waiting to testify!). Keynote Speakers Mayor Cluck of Arlington and EPA Region 6 Administrator Dr. Al Armendariz will begin at 3 pm.
RSVP: To RSVP or reserve a spot to speak email [email protected]
Join us on March 16th and help ensure a large and compelling response that can be heard across the state!
By promoting cleaner energy, cleaner government, and cleaner air for all Texans, we hope to provide for a healthy place to live and prosper. We are Public Citizen Texas.