The TCEQ has to listen to the public’s ideas when submitting their State Implementation Plan to come into the (inadequate) Ozone 75 ppb compliance set forth in the Clean Air Act.
YOU have til’ 2/11/15 to get your comments in, so please click here. Select the
fourth sixth one in the drop down box (2013-015-SIP-NR…) that corresponds to “Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Attainment Demonstration State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision”
The Public Hearing was held at Arlington City Hall on January 15, 2015 and took on a life of its own as Downwinders At Risk representative, Jim Schermbeck, (at five minutes into the following video) deputized the citizens in the audience. We pledged to help persuade the Texas Federal Marshals and the EPA to M A K E TCEQ do its job to uphold the Clean Air Act.
Read the Downwinders at Risk blogspot details here.
The meeting opened with informal Q&A of TCEQ staff with the public. Harriet Irby was quick to seize the opportunity ….
David Cozad was offered a “side” conversation with someone regarding the lame answers he received on why solar isn’t being embraced/included in modeling by TCEQ.
I grilled them about who would take responsibility to use closed flowback tanks in Urban Drilling since the federal and local Arlington government failed us…they deferred me to the RRC at which I retorted sarcastically… “the same RRC that is ignoring the Denton fracking ban”.
Smitty Smith and two nurses spoke as well as some others at this poorly attended hearing. Across town in Irving being held at the same time was a frackquake meeting, so maybe thats where the other people that like to breathe clean air was last night?
What I felt was THE MOST IMPRESSIVE SPEECH of the evening was by Faith Chatam..
Lon Burnam, former Ft Worth House of Representative, shared with us his story of his breathing problems as a child…
Thank you Lon Burnam for all the years of faithful service to the public.