Parish is Burning – A Town Hall Meeting on Pollution and Health in Fort Bend County – September 30, 2020

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When: Wedensday, September 30, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: ZOOM

 

NRG’s W.A. Parish, one of the largest, dirtiest coal plants in the United States, wants to renew its permit to operate in Fort Bend County, just southwest of Houston.

Join us for a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, September 30, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM to hear from experts about the health threats posed by pollution from W.A. Parish and what steps residents can take to advocate for their health and well-being.

According to a 2018 Rice University study, the W.A. Parish plant emits more climate-changing carbon dioxide and health-damaging sulfur dioxide than any other coal plant in Texas. Estimates show that soot pollution from W.A. Parish contributes to 177 premature deaths each year.

We don’t have to live with this kind of polluter in our backyard.

Air Alliance Houston recently worked with partner organizations to send a letter to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in response to NRG’s W.A. Parish air permit renewal application. We have requested a public meeting and a contested case hearing to investigate how the renewal might further impact public health and the environment.

Instead of renewing the permit, the company should be looking into shutting down this aging, polluting facility, and saving lives by doing so.

Please join us next Wednesday to learn more.

Speakers will include:
Steve Brown, President, Capital Assets, LLC 
Dr. Daniel Cohan, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University
Gabriel Clark-Leach, Senior Attorney, Environmental Integrity Project
Dr. Bakeyah Nelson, Executive Director, Air Alliance Houston

 

What: Parish is Burning – A Town Hall Meeting on Pollution and Health in Fort Bend County
Where: Zoom
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Registration: Please RSVP here