Unfortunately, last Friday’s visit by EPA Region 6 boss didn’t break into any local media … and Unite Here’s successful skirmish against the Grand Hyatt deserved more attention than it got. Still, I managed to get a couple tidbits up online.
Maybe you can’t leap out there and save the disappearing Javan Rhino, but if you’re in Texas there’s a limping migration you can help set aright — right now!
Foul air wasn’t my — or anyone else’s — paranoid imagination. As cities like San Antonio and Austin are now facing possible federal sanctions in 2009 for racking up bad air quality points this week, Houston has been judged so severe a case that the EPA agreed with Gov Perry to delay cleaner-air deadlines until 2019.
here’s the bad news, this solid five days of high ozone (pictured here) have knocked much of the state out of compliance with running three-year federal mandates. That not only is likely keeping the doc boxes hustling asthma sufferers late into the day, but could result in a lot of lost federal highway dollars.