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The Texas Commission on Environmental Health has issued an ozone alert for today, Saturday May 13th. It issued one for last Saturday as well. It has issued one for tomorrow too.  We’re not going to tell you to ride a bike or share a ride. That’s great stuff to do, but we need deep, long-term, systematic […]

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Economics and Physics has the Nobel. Journalism has the Pulitzer. Environmentalists have the Goldman. The Goldman Prize is the world’s largest award honoring grassroots environmental activists. It’s awarded to six activists every year – one on each continent. Winners are selected by an international jury who receive confidential nominations submitted by a worldwide network of environmental […]

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Downwinders at Risk is proud to be taking part in the first annual Responsible Shale Energy Extraction (RSEE) Symposium & Exposition, happening over two days at this year’s at Fair Park in Dallas, Friday April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd. Climate Change superstar Dr. Katherine Hayhoe, Fracking health-effects lecturer (and Downwinder friend) Dr. Anne Epstein, and […]

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We've got the first three scheduled events for the 2017 version of our Root and Branch Revue nailed down for next month and they all offer a chance for you to contribute to the resistance of the anti-environmental, anti-democratic aganda of the Trump Administration, right out of the box: Tuesday, January 24th   7-9 pm   Angelika Theater […]

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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 […]

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Attention DFW Citizen Scientists and Interested Folk!!   Check out UTD's fleet of drones used for air monitoring and talk to the scientists who use them. See the "real time results" "dashboard" UNT is developing to pair with these drones. Meet our academic partners in establishing a grassroots air network better than anything government is […]

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Only THREE Hours Left to Contribute This "Giving Day," Downwinders is trying to raise $6500 to fund a full 72 hours of airborne investigation by our pollution-sniffing drones. From 6 am to 12 Midnight tonight, contributions of just $25 or more to Downwinders can get matched or expanded by the Communities Foundation of Texas.   ​OUR GOAL: […]

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11 AM  THIS FRIDAY, SEPT 2nd  ENERGY TRANSFER HQ 8111 WESTCHESTER in DALLAS – by the N. Dallas Tollroad (map) The American Indian Movement of Central Texas is sponsoring a protest in support of the increasingly high profile anti- pipeline protest in the Dakota Indian Country in Dallas this Friday. The event is co-sponsored by a host of […]

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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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Notice came on Friday that the Dallas Morning News had finally decided to fill the environmental beat reporter position left vacant by Randy Lee Loftis' departure. The lucky winner was announced via a response to a reader's comment on a story about the Lake Lewisville BLM fracking lease sale.  "This is just one more reason the Morning News needs an environmental […]

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A Public Hearing about the Air YOU Breathe Thursday, January 21st Public Comment begins at 6:30 pm 616 Six Flags Road, Arlington (HQ of the North Central Texas Council of Governments)         What's going on?   It's a public hearing on DFW's bad air. The whole region.   Our air is so dirty it requires […]

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Only an hour after a public plea to EPA by local residents to rescue them from the state's laissez-faire enforcement of environmental laws, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality proved the protesters' point at last Friday's regional air quality meeting by announcing a bigger gap between the current federal smog standard and the Commission's anti-smog […]

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Your view of Downwinders' first Branch and Root Revue grassroots conference depends very much on which event you went to and what you were expecting. For the most part however, participants seemed to agree that for a first time effort it was a valuable addition to the annual activist calendar. Beginning Wednesday night the 4th, […]

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Here's the link. Consensus is that it was one of their better efforts.

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