September 2015

EPA has released the results of the first test of a full-scale Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) unit on a US cement plant and the numbers look good. As many of you know, SCR is just an industrial-sized version of the catalytic converter in your car. It can capture up to 90% or more of the […]

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THANKS SO MUCH

by jim on September 18, 2015

Our gratitude and sincere thanks to everyone who contributed money to Downwinders during yesterday's Giving Day marathon/assault. We came within $500 of reaching our goal of $7500. That's the closest we've ever come to breaking that ceiling. Stay tuned for more details about our Root and Branch grassroots conference and the debut of our large […]

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Smog got worse this year. The three-year rolling average EPA uses to keep track of dirty air went up twice in two days. It went up even though the state's second "do-nothing" air plan kicked-in THIS summer. That's right. The first ozone season the state's plan is supposed to make better is one that saw […]

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You + Us = Disappearing Smokestacks

by jim on September 17, 2015

How's this for a track record over the last seven years? TXI's cement plant no longer has four hazardous waste-burning kilns. The smokestacks are gone. Likewise, the smokestacks from Frisco's  outlaw Exide lead smelter are gone as well. And there are still no drilling rigs in Dallas. When citizens come together with a plan of […]

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As of right after lunch, we'd reached our goal of hitting $2500. Thanks to everyone who made that possible. But that's only 1/3rd of what we need to raise today to make sure we have enough money to sponsor a first-evergrassroots activists conference.  Help us get that other $5000 by Midnight tonight. Share the link […]

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Good Morning. It's North Texas "Giving Day." From 6 am to 12 Midlnight tonight, online donations of $25 or more to Downwinders at Risk get multiplied or matched by the Communities Foundation of Texas. This year we're asking your help in supporting our first ever annual grassroots citizen activist conference, the Root and Branch Revue.  […]

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A Major Announcement from Downwinders at Risk

by jim on September 15, 2015

  Group Announces Texas Grassroots Conference in November; Billed as   “The SXSW for Environmental Activists” Love Canal’s Own Lois Gibbs Will Be Featured Guest At the First Annual “Root and Branch Revue”  (Dallas) — Saying their intent is to build a stronger grassroots environmental movement across Texas that can stop the state’s nullification of […]

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As many of you already know, Next Thursday, September 17th is North Texas  "GIVING DAY."   This annual event for local charities has become an important source of funding for us. For one day, your contribution of $25 can be matched and multiplied. It goes further.   This year, we have a special reason to […]

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