Despite the Obvious Downside, Texas is Still Trying to Build Coal Plants

Check out the expose on the truth behind coal from Texas Tribune writer Kate Galbraith.  Texas is a the forefront of the battle to change the infrastructure of our country by investing in clean energy which would create so many more jobs than coal and wouldn’t cause such terrible health problems.

Governor Perry’s TCEQis trying to fastrack new air permits for coal plants before new EPA regulations are in place that would protect our health.  It’s just ridiculous that TCEQ is trying to get around STRONGER, health based air quality standards.  Personally, I am thankful for the EPA and I also think they need to do a whole lot more to clean up the mess Perry has gotten us into.  Thankfully, TCEQ is undergoing it’s once a decade overview and you can tell your elected officials that you want a better TCEQ.

We deserve a cleaner Texas.  Coal is not in the future that I see.

Please share this article from the Tribune with your friends and family.

Despite Pollution Worries, Texas Builds Coal Plants

by Kate Galbraith
October 13, 2010

So what if coal, the dirtiest of the fossil fuels, faces tightening air-pollution standards from federal regulators? Texas — probably more than any other state — is aggressively building new coal plants.

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–Eva Hernandez, Beyond Coal Campaign, Texas Sierra Club

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