|"Put those dirty, pollution spewing gas-fired engines at Irvington!"|
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
March 28: Stand up for clean air at the Pima County DEQ Meeting about TEP’s Gas Plants
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
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
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:
l/oscar-medina-speak-out-again st-tep-natural-gas-engine- plan/article_f3ea4076-14dc- 5682-abf8-8598592a2902.html
Summary of TEP Rice Proposals: https://docs.
google.com/document/d/16dctI1O GrBqJJxYkmKpIP2h8wHj3HQNA78XQS sszQ9s/edit?usp=sharing