Everybody in the DFW metroplex needs to save this date to attend at 10 am on June 16 or send someone who can….email your reps, church clergy, civic leaders, teachers, nurses… U get the idea!!! to attend.
This planning effort affects how much ozone we HAVE to breathe clear up to 2018…shoot to lower the ozone by as much as is humanly possible …they are aiming at (an unhealthy) 75 ppb when the World Health Organization says to limit exposures to 50 ppb…..others say anything above 35 ppb isn’t healthy….shoot for the moon ya’ll…
inaction will shoot ya in the lungs!
In commenting on our city blog site gloating over the Arlington General Motors plant’s 60th birthday, I commented, “The trade off for these jobs is that the workers get exposed as well as those downwind (when its blowing) …..In 2011, GM had 657 tons per year of contaminants reported to TCEQ which by the way equates to 5,211 pounds of ozone per day.
GM does not include the pollution from the Chesapeake padsites on their state annual emissions inventory. Adding gaswells near this “high density of humans” area adds to the mix of (additional) unregulated multiple, cummulative, probably syngeristic emissions wafting to Six Flags and the stadiums in our Entertainment District.
I pleaded with our City Council to not approve the permit for the gas wells at GM and near the Cowboys Stadium because the area was already filled with pollution from the GM plant and nearby paint shops, but all they want is the drilling revenue money so I can logically say that all we R is jus’ a bunch of guinea pigs to them.
How fitting that those in this pic are really lung enemies ….Cluck, Barton, Perry…I wonder how our Chamber of Commerce folks and members really care about what SMOG does for our attracting new business?
If YOU care about SMOG contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be put on a communication for an upcoming NCTCOG SMOG meeting on June 16 at 10 am at 616 Six Flags Drive Arlington, TX 76005-5888. This “plan” to come into Federal Ozone standards will decide what we breathe clear up to 2018.
This SIP (state Implementation Plan) will be live tested and too little too late if we fail to meet an already miserable goal of an unhealthy 75 ppb standard in the first place.
We need folks to drum up people/representatives/Chamber of Commerce members/other civic AND RELIGIOUS leaders….hello…Councilman Glaspie… etc… to attend to “try” to get some speaking time, or at least have their handwritten pleas to hand deliver to our TCEQ people.
We need to make a stand…a really grand one because The World Health Organization ozone guideline is 50 ppb.
I count this GM plant expansion and 60th b-day to really be a grand fail for air quality in Arlington especially in light of them making those huge SUV’s to run on old skool fossil fuels.”
Does anybody know if our Arlington GM plant uses Best Available Control Technologies like in this GM video here for their Canada facilities?
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