Dr. Elliot Trester, MD with Physicians for Social
Responsibility, warns against poisoning ourselves
with sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, particulate
matter, mercury, and carbon dioxide from power plants
Spooky Fun Rallies in 5 Texas Cities on Saturday, October 31
Texans Concerned about Clean Air and Building the new Green Jobs Economy ROLL
BEYOND COAL across Texas this Halloween --
Fun Events on Saturday, October 31
WHO: Public Officials, Businesses, Sierra Club, our Environmental Parners,
and Bicycling Communities across Texas WHAT: Roll Beyond Coal Rallies, Bike Rides, & Hikes for Clean Power, Green Jobs, & Clean Air WHEN: Saturday, October 31, 2009 WHERE: ALPINE – 10 am, Kokernot Lodge, 1104 Loop Road, http://texas.sierraclub.org/bigbend/index.html AUSTIN 1:00 Music and Rally on the Plaza at City Hall, Lavaca & W.
Cesar Chavez. 2:00 Clean Energy Bike Tour (5 and
9 mile options) and Hikes. 3:00 - 5:00 After Party
at Gingerman Pub, 301 Lavaca Street. http://www.texas.sierraclub.org/austin BEAUMONT 8:00 am in the Colonnade Shopping Center at Dowlen Road & Phelan
Blvd. We will offer a 7.3 mile route or you can choose
the extended 14.1 mile route. CORPUS CHRISTI Noon - 1:00 PM Registration, 1:00 Festival, 1:30 Bike fun ride begins (observe all traffic signs and signals), 1:35 PM Rollers and Strollers roll, 2:30-4:00 Rally http://www.cleaneconomycoalition.org/rbc DALLAS Registration: 8:30 am. Bike ride: 10:30 am. White Rock Lake at The Bath House Cultural Center on 521 E. Lawther Drive in Dallas. Prizes to be given for the best Halloween and Clean Air costumes! Free Basic Bike Check-ups on site. http://www.dallassierraclub.org/ WHY: Public officials, Sierra Club activists, their environmental partners, and bicycling communities across Texas are bringing to light the serious problem of the second wave of the Texas Coal Rush.
In Rallies to Roll Beyond Coal and Clean Energy Bike Rides, and Hikes, Texans concerned about clean air and building a new green, clean energy economy are asking the EPA to take bold action by intervening on that freaky, frightening Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
Media: There will be great visuals, costumed riders, and plenty of information about the current Second Wave of the Texas coal rush which is cresting this winter with 11 new coal plants in various stages of the permitting process, permitted, under construction, or coming on line. Texans from diverse walks of life are rallying at Roll Beyond Coal events for Halloween fun with a seriously scary message! There is a glimmer of hope in this tale!
For more information, contact:
In Alpine, John Ehrke, 432-837-2218
In Austin, Donna Hoffman, 512-477-1729 or 512-299-5776
In Beaumont, Bruce Walker, 409-924-3154 or 409-554-0203
In Corpus Christi, Ann Smith, 361-992-1535, 361-774-8127
In Dallas, Rita Beving, 214-557-2271
Dirty Coal Plant Monster: Neil Carman, 512-288-5772 or
Clean Energy Man: Cyrus Reed, 512-740-4086