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Laura Milller Went to Waco (McClennan County) To Lobby Commishes to Join Air Quality Group
 


27 September 2006 at 9:37:15 AM
salon

I"m betting she didn't meet with Kip Averett, who just LOVES those dirty coal-fired plants.

Proclaiming McLennan County as “ground zero for emissions control,” Dallas Mayor Laura Miller said Tuesday that there is room for a local representative on a statewide coalition’s steering committee that hopes to set standards for air quality in Texas. She lobbied McLennan County commissioners Tuesday to join her group, the Texas Cities for Clean Air Coalition, which is raising funds to conduct air quality studies and challenge coal-fired power plants.

TXU is proposing to build two new 850-megawatt coal-fired facilities to replace the utility giant’s gas-powered plants near Hallsburg and Riesel. Those two are among 10 coal-fired power units proposed in Central Texas, including LS Power’s Sandy Creek plant near Riesel.

“Reports show that the Waco area actually would get a tsunami of emissions that would come to this part of the state, far greater amounts of emissions than would come to Dallas-Fort Worth,” Miller said.

Miller said Dallas and Houston risk losing federal highway funds for failing to meet federal air quality standards. She said Dallas is the eighth most polluted city in Texas, while Houston ranks fourth in the nation. Neither city can afford to increase pollutants that might blow in from proposed Central Texas plants, she said.

“As recently as 2001, we were the 14th most polluted and now we are up to eighth, so we are getting more polluted very quickly,” Miller said. “So we are very worried about these plants, and these plants aren’t as close to us as they are to you all.”


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