Posts Tagged ‘cement’
The industrial pollution spewing near Midlothian and blowing across North Texas is all too familiar to Fort Worth Weekly readers. This newspaper has helped publicize problems related to Midlothian cement kilns over the years. M...
A grassroots rally may have helped save green cement policies.
Just three years ago the Downwinders at Risk environmental activist group was celebrating a major victory after members convinced several North Texas government entities to adopt “green cement” policies — that is, pledgin...
This grassroots group scrimped and struggled for the victories that let us all breathe easier.
You could say that bake sales brought down the four cement kilns that closed in Midlothian last month. Or that garage sales, green cement, and a mythical peanut butter and jelly sandwich are responsible for helping clean up Nor...
If you think it’s time for the Fort Worth-Arlington-Dallas Metromess (a word Static unblushingly borrows from clean-air activist Jim Schermbeck) to finally clean up the dirty air we’ve breathed here for decades, then you’...
The 120 or so people gathered at J. Gilligan’s Bar and Grill in Arlington recently were celebrating an early Christmas present. The party was hosted by the Downwinders at Risk, an environmental group based in North Texas,...
Air pollution settlement will provide seed money for “green” projects.
Generally speaking, when small environmental groups take on gigantic corporations, it usually doesn’t end well for the little guy – or the environment, for that matter.
It didn’t come as a big surprise to physician and asthma specialist John Fling that the American Lung Association’s 2006 State of the Air report card for Fort Worth gave the city an F; it’s the same grade the ...