Wednesday, March 14, 2018

March 28: Stand up for clean air at the Pima County DEQ Meeting about TEP’s Gas Plants

"Put those dirty, pollution spewing gas-fired engines at Irvington!"
The struggle for clean air, renewable energy, and environmental justice in Tucson, AZ continues. The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is holding a second public meeting to get feedback from the community. They need to hear from you. Tell them that we want clean, renewable energy and less pollution in our neighborhoods. 

Who: Neighbors who want clean air and environmental justice.
What: Pima County DEQ Meeting about TEP’s 10 Gas-fired engines
When: March 28, 2018 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Where: The march will begin at TEP's headquarters (88 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701) then we will continue to Pima County Public Works Building, 201 N Stone, basement Conference Room C
Tucson 85701.

4:15pm: Join us at TEP's headquarters to show our numbers that our communities want clean renewable energy and not more fossil fuels! Come with signs! 

5:00pm: We will march from TEP headquarters to the Pima County Public Works Building, where we will speak up for rooftop solar and fair electricity rates for everyone. 

5:30-6:30pm: The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is holding a second public meeting to get feedback from the public. This is our opportunity to tell them we do not want more dirty fossil fuels poisoning our communities and our climate and that we instead want clean renewable energy.

Summary: Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is failing to invest in Arizona’s abundance of low cost renewable energy potential. Instead, TEP is now planning to ten 20 megawatt gas-fired power plants, also known as reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE), at the H. Wilson Sundt Generating Station on East Irvington Road. 

Environmental injustice and racism: this plants impact areas have an 85% minority population and a 63% of the residents are low-income.

It’s time to stop investing in the unstable fossil fuel industry that’s polluting our air and water, damaging our climate, and holding back the growing clean energy economy that will create opportunities that will last for generations

Read Oscar Medina's critical opinion piece to learn more:

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