Tuesday, February 13, 2007

texas clean air cities coalition: important meeting

The public is invited to attend the next Texas Clean Air Cities Coalition membership meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in Waco. The meeting will convene at 6:30 p.m. at the Waco Convention Center.
On the eve of the permit hearing for proposed coal-fired plants, the TCACC will release the results of the most comprehensive air modeling ever performed in the state on the effects of 18 new coal plants currently proposed for Texas, including 11 TXU plants.

By combining this air modeling with Google Earth technology, you will be able to see animation depicting the emissions coming from the proposed plants and traveling the skies over the State of Texas.

An academic team led by Dr. David Allen, Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources at the University of Texas-Austin, performed the air modeling over the past several months at the request of TCACC.

Steve Susman of Susman Godfrey LLP will also present an overview of the TCACC’s case to the state.

Dr. Allen, who serves on the Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board, will testify on the results of his air modeling in the permit hearing scheduled to begin the following day, February 21st, in Austin on six of TXU's plant applications.

The TCACC is made up of 36 cities, counties and school boards across the state representing 7.2 million Texans.
Transportation has been arranged for North Texas citizens that are interested in attending this meeting. A Charter bus will be departing from Reunion Arena at 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting. You can ride along for a fee of $10 (snacks provided). Please RSVP by this Friday, Feb. 16, by calling (214) 670-4054.

Please forward this information to anyone that may be interested, as per request by Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, an opponent to the outdated coal plants.

No comments: