Tell the EPA to Protect Our Air from Fracking Pollution
Last month the Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules to cut air pollution from oil and gas development — including fracking.
The proposal will limit the climate pollutant methane and the toxic air pollution that hitchhikes along with it, like benzene.
It initially applies to modified and new facilities. But once it’s final, EPA is legally obligated to issue standards for existing facilities as well.
For the whole country, EPA is holding public hearings in just 3 cities. Dallas is one.
We need Texans to show up and support these new rules because you know the oil and gas industry is paying people to show up and oppose them.
Please sign up NOW, even if you’re not sure if you can speak. The limited slots are filling up fast.
We will help you with talking points and there may be some travel money available.
HB40 proves that the state is unwilling to protect us. This rule is a way to make us safer without relying on the Railroad Commission or TCEQ.
To recap, please:
- Sign up now to speak at the September 23 hearing at Dallas City Hall, Council Chambers, 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas, TX 75201.
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me when you’re slated to speak and if you need help getting to Dallas.
- Wait a few days for us to be in touch regarding suggested talking points and travel info.
- Please forward this far and wide.
Sharon Wilson, Earthworks Texas Organizer
P.S. You may hear from some groups that don’t support these rules because they claim the proposal whitewashes fracking. These groups see ANY regulation as a path to more fracking.
Well, they’re basically telling Texans forced to live with fracking to breathe toxic air pollution indefinitely. This rule doesn’t make it easier to frack more. It just protects people and the climate.