Wednesday, June 23, 2010

TCEQ DFW Clean Air Public Meeting

Please come to the TCEQ meeting Thursday night – and help spread the word.
Let the TCEQ know that we’re paying attention and we expect them to get tough on industry!

TCEQ DFW Clean Air Public Meeting

Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Arlington City Hall Chambers (same place as the ozone hearing in March)
Street: 101 W. Abram Street
City/Town: Arlington, TX

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Also: Please join us at the pre-meeting meetup at Fuzzy’s Tacos; info below.

This is the kick-off meeting to the new TCEQ Clean Air SIP process and the first State meeting on DFW smog in four years! The "Eight-Hour Ozone State Implementation Plan Revision Stakeholder Group for the Dallas-Fort Worth Area" is required by the TCEQ since DFW does not currently meet federal EPA ozone standards. TCEQ's goal is "to discuss the development of the DFW Eight-Hour Ozone SIP revision and to hear the public's ideas on potential control strategies for the area." Our reply is simple: Get as Tough on Industry as you’ve been on my Car!The meeting is divided into two parts:

1. TCEQ Presentation

2. Audience Q&A/Discussion

We need a strong showing of clean air supporters similar to the new EPA proposed ozone standard hearing we organized back in March. As the temps and ozone alert days continue to increase in the DFW area, let's ensure TCEQ knows we're paying attention and remind them that they have the authority to place the same pollution and emissions standards on the oil, gas and coal industries (which are readily available) as are placed on the auto industry/our vehicles.

There's a pre-meeting meet up at Fuzzy's Taco Shop (510 East Abram St, 3 blks from City Hall) at 6 pm for anyone interested. Get your tacos and beer buzz on to get you in the mood!

For specific talking points and a distributable flyer (PDF):

More info on TCEQ's DFW Public Meeting:

Please help spread the word about this important meeting. We're seeking volunteers to create signage/messaging and speakers ready to "ask questions" during the Q&A section of the hearing. Expectations are high for an entertaining evening with a 70% chance for shenanigans.

For questions, volunteer or carpool, please contact: or 972-230-3185.

This notice originated with The North Texas Clean Air Task Force (Downwinders at Risk - League of Women Voters - Environmental Defense Fund - North Central Texas Communities Alliance - Public Citizen - Sierra Club - Texas Oil and Gas Accountability Project).

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