We Need Your Help to Win a National Clean Air Victory
Starting This Wednesday at 1pm
at Dallas City Hall
Dallas is writing a new gas drilling ordinance. As part of this new set of rules, we have a chance to win the nation’s first “off-sets” program for air pollution from gas drilling and processing.
Off-sets would require gas operators to pay for decreasing as much greenhouse gas air pollution as they’re estimated to emit every year. If a company’s annual air pollution emissions total 5 tons a year, it would have to fund projects that would reduce air pollution by 5 tons a year.
Every other major industrial source of air pollution in the DFW area is already subject to off-sets because of anti-smog regulations. Even though they can emit more air pollution than many of these industrial sources, a loophole allows gas operators to escape this requirement.
Read more about it HERE.
Please show up and sound off for clean air!
About Sharon Wilson
Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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Here are the Powerpoint Presentations for tomorrow. Presenters are Terry Welch and Ed Ireland, PhD.
Jim Schermbeck says
Thanks for the shout out. See the latest whining from industry supporters about the showdown tomorrow on the Dallas Observer site.