All-Star End of Ozone Season Update and Discussion Oct 27th

by jim on October 17, 2016

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      "SMOG IN DFW"

END OF THE 2016 OZONE SEASON: 

ALL-STAR UPDATE AND DISCUSSION

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27th

6-8 PM

DREAM CAFE @THE QUADRANGLE

2800 ROUTH STREET #170 DALLAS  (map)

 

THE FEATURED EARTH DAY TEXAS

EDMO EVENT FOR OCTOBER 

 

PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE: 

DALLAS CITY COUNCILWOMAN SANDY GREYSON

FORMER DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE MARGARET KELIHER

DR. ROBERT HALEY, TOXICOLOGIST, UT SOUTHWESTERN

DR. DAVID LARY, ATMOSPHERIC CHEMIST, UT AT DALLAS

DOWNWINDERS AT RISK DIRECTOR JIM SCHERMBECK

MODERATED BY RANDY LEE LOFTIS, TEXAS CLIMATE NEWS 

 

Despite five clean air plans written by the state and EPA, DFW has been in continuous violation of the Clean Air Act for smog since 1991.

The current state clean air plan for DFW has one more summer to "attain" the federal ozone standard of 75 parts per billion. We're at a regional average of 80 ppb, down exactly 1 ppb from 2015 levels. The region has never had a one-year 5 ppb drop in smog before.

If the state plan does fail next year, what happens? 

Meanwhile, advancements in technology are making it possible for citizens to use increasingly sophisticated tools previously available only to government or industry in their fights for cleaner air.

How much of government's air quality watchdog role can now be assumed by citizens, and should be? 

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