On July 14, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will have a public hearing on its new smog plan. The main focus of TCEQ’s new plan is, once again, our cars, while allowing the Barnett Shale elephant in the room to continue passing gas.
TCEQ could cut 114 tons per day of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from the gas industry. That would make a big difference in our air quality. The proposed plan only cuts 14 tons per day of these VOCs.
Earthworks’ Texas OGAP is partnering with Downwinders At Risk and other environmental groups to make it easy for you to Sound-Off for Clean Air.
Before the hearing, we are serving “Perry Beans” on the North side of Arlington City Hall Plaza. Mayor Calvin Tillman and landowner Tim Ruggiero will be our speakers.
Then join us in the City Council Chambers to Sound-Off for Clean Air. A citizen’s guide to the 2011 TCEQ DFW Air Plan can be found HERE.
TCEQ Public Hearing on the new DFW Smog Plan
Thursday, July 14, 6:30 pm
Arlington City Hall
101 W. Abram
“Perry Bean” Cook-off
5:45-6:30 pm North side of Arlington City Hall Plaza
See you there!
EARTHWORKS’ Texas Oil & Gas Accountability Project Organizer