Coastal Bend Residents Prepare to Make a Big Splash at Environmental Town Halls!

Community organizers in the Coastal Bend towns of Goliad, Victoria, and Corpus Christi have been working relentlessly to plan and prepare two town hall meetings to address the environmental and health issues related to the Texas Commssion on Evironmental Quality.    Richard Gill who lives near Goliad and Hal Suter the Chair of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club spoke to Corpus Christi’s KEDT Radio about the meetings in Victoria on this coming Monday, September 27 and in Corpus Christi on October 7.

This year, we have a once in a decade opportunity to influence how our environmental agency is run! For decades, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has continuously put the interests of big polluters, including coal plants, above those of the community. As a result, the citizens of Texas are often left having to deal with the health consequences. This year, TCEQ is undergoing a Sunset Review process where the Agency will be evaluated top to bottom. Public comment is welcomed and crucial if you want to see some real change happen.  For the sake of our loved ones and our own health and wellbeing, attend a town hall near you to participate in this rare opportunity to make a difference!

THE LOCAL ORGANIZERS INVITE YOU AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO ATTEND!
Victoria – Monday, September, 27th 7pm-9pm – Victoria College Student Center, 2200 E. Red River, Victoria, TX 77901

Corpus Christi – Thursday, October 7th, 7pm-8:30pm – Del Mar College’s Center for Economic Development – 3209 South Staples St., Corpus Christi, TX 78411.

KEDT’s Radio Interview

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