Citizen Action

12 Noon, Wednesday March 20th Dallas City Hall      Flag Room     6th Floor   JOIN US FOR THE PUBLIC LAUNCH OF THE   SOUTHERN SECTOR RISING  CAMPAIGN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE   Downwinders at Risk has joined with the the Joppa Freedman’s Association, Neighbors United/Vecino Unidos, the Highland Hills Community Action Committee, Sierra Club/BeyondCoal, Pax Christi Dallas, […]

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Marsha Jackson thought she’d found relief when Dallas Morning News columnist Robert Wilonsky wrote about the grotesque environmental disaster being caused by the Blue Star asphalt operation in mid-December..the first time. After complaining almost a year to the City of Dallas, the State of Texas, and the EPA without any action taken, Ms Jackson saw […]

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Also expected to quiz School Board candidates on electric buses   Citing his role in stopping illegal gas drilling in Dallas, opposition to the Trinity River toll road road, and healthy skepticism of City Hall bureaucracy, the “c4” board of Downwinders at Risk voted to endorse Scott Griggs for Dallas Mayor at its February meeting. […]

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Despite supporters’ claims that the new $500,000 Dallas Climate “Action” Plan would have lots of opportunities for public participation, the decision-making apparatus drafting the plan puts all the decision-making power in the hands of City staff and its hired consultants. Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss. Oh, they’ll be countless PowerPoint presentations […]

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It’s the 5th time in the last 13 months residents of South and West Dallas have beaten back City staff attempts to put more polluters in their backyards But this time they had to take on their own Council Member and Plan Commissioner. Channel 5 Coverage City Hall Videotape Plan Comm. Mtg (batch plant case […]

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THANKS!

by jim on December 18, 2018

You generated over 60 letters of opposition to the Bird Lane Batch Plant   Zoning Vote for Bird Lane Batch Plant Pulled from December 13th Plan Commission Agenda   Individual Hearing Scheduled Thursday January 17th, 1:30 pm
 Dallas City Hall Rm 5ES Speak Out Against Environmental Racism   The first of two Estrada Concrete batch […]

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Xmas Brings a “Miracle on Choate Street”

by jim on December 17, 2018

Blue Star “Recycling” exposed by citizens and reporter as one big illegal asphalt dumping ground in South Dallas City forces closure…once it finds out about it Last week there was what you might describe as a kind of South Dallas Christmas Miracle Story – as in, “It was a miracle the city finally did anything […]

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Plan Commission Action THIS Thursday   You can send a email opposing both proposed batch plants to the Plan Commission today   JUST CLICK HERE   On Thursday the Plan Commission will vote on an SUP for the Bird Lane batch plant site – one of two being proposed by Estrada Concrete along the Stuart-Simpson/Central […]

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Register for the Electric Glide Bus Pub Crawl here. Thursday, December 6th Catch the bus at 6:30 or 7:00 pm at the Green Door in the Farmers Market District 600 South Harwood Dallas 75201   Plug In. Get Lit. Stay Current.   How did we get from cement plants burning hazardous waste in Midlothian to […]

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If a full day of informative workshops by experts, networking with other local activists and organizers, plus lunch wasn’t enough to get you interested in coming to our 1-Day University of Change on Saturday December 8th, what about a mid-day briefing from long-tine Oak Cliff Council Member Scott Griggs on the importance of the upcoming […]

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The question sounds like the lead-in to a joke, but it’s not: How many months does it take Dallas City Hall to respond to a simple Open Record request? Answer: we don’t know yet, we’re still waiting. Back in July, you might remember we reported on the establishment of a regional clean air fund to […]

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Every year Downwinders at Risk takes a week off and sponsors a floating conference aimed at making North Texas organizers and activists better advocates. This year’s Root and Branch Revue is again packed with star power and covers new ground. Here’s your first preview of what’s being offered. Mark you calendars now. These events are […]

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You’re Invited to Train on the Same Portable Monitors & Get Access to Our Monitor Lending Library…For FREE CITIZEN SCIENCE TRAINING SESSION SUNDAY OCTOBER 28th 1-3 pm GOODWORK CO-WORKING SPACE 1808 S. GOOD-LATIMER   Let us know you’re coming: RSVP  downwindersatrisk@gmail.com   Downwinders is proud to announce that our precedent-setting use of portable PM monitors […]

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Applications for Texas’ only “grassroots school for change” now being accepted: CLICK HERE Class begins January 15th.   Former Dallas City Council member Angela Hunt will take what she’s learned over the last 20 years of public service and teach a lesson in “Real World Civics” as part of the third-year curriculum of The College […]

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Approximately 20 representatives from advocacy groups, non-profits, and neighborhoods gathered last Monday evening at GoodWork for the very first meeting of the “Let Joppa Breathe Alliance.” It was the first step in organizing a city wide effort to reverse over a century of racist zoning and land use planning in Dallas’ oldest Freedman’s community. Besides […]

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