Waco, Tx area people dedicated to combating climate change through education and direct action.
The Friends of Peace meet monthly, the third Tuesday of the month, 6 pm, at Poppo Rollo's Pizza
Westbank Meeting Room, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco, 76710. Free presentation and pizza/salad buffet.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Petition to Stop Tradinghouse Gas Power Plant
Stop Tradinghouse Lake gas plant; bring renewable energy solutions to Central Texas
The proposed Tradinghouse Lake gas-fired power plant could increase ground level ozone pollution, which contributes to asthma and other lung diseases especially in children, heart disease, school absence, hospitalization, and even death. Half of the gas used in these plants comes from fracking, which is known to contaminate water, increase birth defects, and increase earthquake risk near the fracking sites. Use of natural gas incurs the risk of pipeline and storage leaks, with air pollution and explosions. And recent studies have shown that the total greenhouse gas footprint of natural gas plants is as large as coal-fired plants, contributing to dangerous global warming. We ask the City Council to obtain electricity from renewable energy, especially wind and solar, instead of the Tradinghouse Lake plant. Renewable energy would produce no local pollution or global warming, is price competitive with natural gas, saves water, and would encourage new businesses to locate in Central Texas.
This petition will be delivered to the Waco, Texas City Council.