We’ve got pictures at the bottom of the post!
9:20 Good morning everybody! We’ve been up for a while preparing… our executive director Michael Brune is here, ready to rumble, along with the mighty delegations from Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and of course from all around the great state of Texas.
9:30 Brief interview with a concerned Louisianan. Yet another quick interview, with some even more awesome folks from Louisiana! Are they the greatest team of coalfighters you’ve ever met? We report, you decide. Seriously.
11:00 Press conference with Executive Director Mike Brune, pediatrician Karen Lewis, Director of Public Citizen Texas Tom “Smitty” Smith, State Representative Jessica Farrar (Houston) and others… pictures on the Twitter feed!
11:10 Some early footage of the press conference (a little fuzzy, apologies!)
12:00 Lunch panel starting in 15 minutes, the best Q and A on coal ash you’ve ever heard!
1:00 We’ve got pictures of the panel at the bottom of the post, and folks enjoying the Sierra Club snack room as well.
1:30 Corpus Christi legend Hal Suter prepares for his testimony. Listen to his fantastic comments on the TCEQ’s willingness (or unwillingness) to regulate the coal industry here.
2:00 Ladies lay down the coal ash law! Check out what they’ve got to say in this clip right here.
2:10 Another Texan here to regulate coal ash. Heck yes.
2:30 Pick up your coal ash mess, gosh darn it!
2:49 Katie from Dallas reppin’ Texas Campaign for the Environment. She is not a fan of coal ash.
3:09 Updated pictures of all the action. Check out our gallery, it’s almost like you’re there, isn’t it?
3:32 ED Mike Brune: “It’s been an inspiring day, seeing so many people from the region taking action to protect their air, their water, their health.”
3:49 Susan from Oklahoma City came all the way to Dallas to tell the EPA what’s what with coal ash regulation.
5:15 Shondra from Houston and her thoughts on coal ash. In her spare time, she’s shutting down the White Stallion coal plant in Bay City.
5:30 We are tired. We are hungry. But we are still cranking out the Strong Rule testimony!
6:13 Bokoshe, Oklahoma residents talk about how the hearing is going. We’re screening the Bokoshe film in fifteen minutes. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should.
7:57 Just finished some powerful closing events. We watched “In the Air we Breathe”, about Bokoshe, Oklahoma, and the stars of the film were there to take questions. Check out the pictures to get a sense of what went on…
8:00 We’ve still got people filtering in to give their testimony! It’s not over yet!
8:15 Louisiana delegation relaxing with some interesting techniques. Check out pictures of them playing “ninja” and working out a human knot (it’s been a long day).
8:52 Alright, we are shutting down the shop! It’s time for a hurricane party at the Hyatt Regency… good luck to the folks at the rest of the hearings!
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