EPA To Release Air Pollution Guidelines, North Texas Groups Weigh In | KERA News

EPA To Release Air Pollution Guidelines, North Texas Groups Weigh In

Nov 7, 2013

The Dallas County Medical Society is backing a group rallying for strict EPA air pollution guidelines.

A hearing was held in Dallas Thursday as the EPA prepares to release its first-ever set of guidelines to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.

Late this summer, the Dallas County Medical Society asked the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to adopt rules that would reduce pollution from three coal-fired power plants. A physician with DCMS says these plants contribute to high ozone levels, chronic lung disease and asthma in North Texas.