Central Texas Clean Air Coalition to Discuss EPA Smog Standards for Texas

For Immediate Release

Contact: 
Dr. Neil Carman, (512) 477-1729, neil.carman@sierraclub.org
Jessica Herrera, (520) 260-1725, jessica.herrera@sierraclub.org

Central Texas Clean Air Coalition to Discuss EPA Smog Standards for Texas

Regional subcommittee will consider several proposals to recommend to the EPA

AUSTIN, TX - The Central Texas Clean Air Coalition, a subcommittee of the Capital Area Council of Governments, will meet Wednesday, March 11 to discuss suggested recommendations to the EPA’s smog air quality proposal for Texas. This past week Austin City Councilmember for District 6, Don Zimmerman -- recently appointed to the committee by Mayer Steve Adler -- proposed a response claiming that smog pollution provides health benefits. This claim uses discredited science and could endanger Texas communities. Dr. Neil Carman, director of air quality programs for the Sierra Club’s Lone Star Chapter, will provide testimony on why central Texas families’ health and safety depends on clean air as well as the urgent need for the EPA to correct standards in accordance with the most recent and credible medical evidence.

What: Central Texas Clean Air Coalition Meeting

When: Wednesday, March 11 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Where: 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165, Austin, TX 78744

Who: Committee membership includes Central Texas mayors, county judges and county commissioners

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