December 2012

Another Win for Your Lake of Air

by jim on December 21, 2012

Late Thursday night Downwinders at Risk, as part of the Dallas Residents at Risk alliance, won a victory that citizens weren't supposed to win. Immediately after Thanksgiving, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and City Manger Mary Suhm had plotted to speed the approval of the first gas drilling permit in Dallas. One left over from 2008 […]


For the first time in three years, the City of Dallas will be officially acting to approve or disapprove gas drilling permits within its city limits. It happens this Thursday, December 20th at 1:30 pm in the City Council Chamber on the 6th floor of City Hall. The three permits being sought by gas operators […]


Please come and insist that the clean-up of the Exide lead smelter be open to public notice and comment, and not done behind closed doors.   Exide is hosting a hastily called "public meeting" on demolition and dust control plans for its former Frisco lead smelter Wednesday night beginning at 7 pm at the Frisco […]

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“Animals are the Sentinels”

by jim on December 4, 2012

In the late 1980's Sue Pope became concerned about her horses and cows. Her favorite Arabian was developing "heave" muscles on its torso that Pope's vet said was the result of the horse straining to breathe. Her cattle were acting strangely and not developing as they should. These problems seem to come out of the […]