April 2016

Dallas County Commissioners' vote on sending state air plan back to Austin: This Tuesday, May 3rd, 9 am   411 Elm Downtown Dallas    First air quality vote of 2016 Come help us thank local officials for standing up to the state   This next Tuesday, May 3rd, the Dallas County Commissioners Court will hold an historic vote. Commissioners will […]

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In yet another shift away from the state's monopoly on air quality information, breathers in North Texas won't have to rely on the Austin-designed system of local air monitoring much longer. On Sunday, Downwinders at Risk won its category in the Earth Tank competition at Earth Day Texas and brought home $3000 to buy a drone the group will modify to perform its […]

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Release from Dallas County Commissioner Theresa Daniel's office today at 3:30 pm Officials Seek EPA Help in Clean-Up of DFW Smog   Rep. Johnson and Veasey send letter to Agency chief; Commissioner Daniel puts resolution on May 3rd Dallas County Court agenda, say “more progress needed” than current  state air plan delivers. (Dallas)— In an […]

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In what would be a huge leap forward in the ability of citizens to do their own air monitoring, Downwinders' proposal to purchase a drone and use it for regional air quality sampling is in the running for Earth Day Texas' "Earth Tank Prize" competition.  Purchasing the first aircraft in a new citizen-organized "North Texas Clean Air […]

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