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Its Happening at the Capitol on Wednesday

Ready to protect this?

“We like clean air and water!”

And this?…

“Pecan Trees don’t like sulfur dioxide!”

This fall, 1,000 Texans met in Town Halls to speak your concerns about the Texas Rail Road Commission and the TCEQ.  The process reaches a high point this  Wednesday, December 15 as people travel from all areas of the state to tell your stories and make recommendations  at the Sunset Commission public hearing at the Capitol.

Come make your voice heard this Wednesday!

Here are the Recommendations from the Alliance for a Clean Texas.

Most of all, tell your own story.

The day starts at 9:00 am in Room E1.036 with TxDOT.  Then Rail Road Commission.  Then, TCEQ will probably begin after lunch.

Click here for maps of the Capitol complex.

When you arrive at the Capitol —
9am – Sign in to Speak – Room E1.036
9am- Breakfast in the Member’s Lounge – Room E2.1002
10am- Alliance for a Clean Texas (ACT) Group Photo in the Rotunda
10:30am- ACT Press conference, location is 2W6, the Speaker’s Committee Room just outside the House Chamber.
Noon- Work on your testimony or write Letters to the Editors – Room E2.1002

We anticipate the TCEQ will be up for review and your comments after lunch.

Thanks for making your plans to come to the Sunset Public Hearing and tell about your experience with the Rail Road Commission or TCEQ .

Here’s for a pollution-free Texas!

Donna Hoffman

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Sierra Student Coaltion – National Day of Action to Fight Coal!

Support the Sierra student Coalition DC Action Today! (and feel good about your daily hour on facebook)

CIMG0019 Right now hundreds of young people from all over the world are in Cancun, Mexico fighting for an international climate treaty.  And today, we’re taking over Washington, D.C. as well.

Over the past month students across the country held actions on their campuses to show our demand for the clean energy solutions we need and today those voices are reverberating throughout our nation’s capital. We’ve set up displays at the Environmental Protection Agency and near Capitol Hill showing off the bright, colorful pinwheels handmade by students from across the country.

Join the effort by posting your own messages to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on facebook and twitter.

This week the EPA celebrates their 40th anniversary, just in time for us to celebrate their awesome recent work to protect public health and stand up to Big Coal.  Their actions to implement new rules for polluting energy sources will help safeguard our communities by reducing pollution in our air and water.

At the same time, we’re working on our campuses to retire the fleet of more than 60 campus-based coal plants and move all our schools off coal to 100 percent clean energy solutions.  We’ve come to D.C. to show that we’re leading the way and ask our nation’s leaders to follow.

Already schools like the University of North Carolina, University of Illinois and Western Kentucky University have committed to stop burning coal on campus. We’re on the way, but still have a lot of work to do and need our leaders in Washington to join us in creating a cleaner, safer, healthier energy future.

So let Lisa Jackson know you’ve got her back when she steps up to the plate to take on Big Coal.

CIMG0027 Our generation was lucky enough to grow up with the EPA, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and other federal environmental policies and we must ensure we maintain these critical protections for the health and prosperity of our and future generations.

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