Off the Kuff Rotating Header Image

Public hearing on tar sands pipeline

The Sierra Club has an announcement.

The impact of toxic tar sands oil on Houston’s air quality will be the subject of a press teleconference on Friday morning in the hours before a public hearing hosted by the State Department on the same issue that night. The Obama Administration is considering a proposal by TransCanada for the Keystone XL pipeline which would carry toxic tar sands oil from Canada through the American heartland to Texas. Last week the public comment period was extended through July 2 and the Houston hearing was added at the urging of Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Sierra Club and other groups. More than 60 Houston residents turned out to an Air Quality Forum hosted by the Sierra Club last Thursday that focused on the tar sands threat.

The public hearing will be this Friday evening at 7 PM at Channelview High School – Auditorium on New Campus, 1100 Sheldon Road, Channelview, Texas. As noted, the meeting was added late, and it’s the only one, so attend if you can, or dial in to the conference call to make your voice heard:

WHO: Evelyn Merz, Sierra Club; Matthew Tejada, Air Alliance Houston; Dr. Stuart Abramson, Health Professionals for Clean Air

WHAT: Press Teleconference Call on U.S. Department of State Hearing on Tar Sands Impacts to Houston Air Quality and Public Health

WHEN: Friday, June 18, 10:00 AM Central Standard Time (Houston)

PHONE: 1-866-501-6174, Enter code: 31790031892#

More information about this pipeline is at the link above, and more information about tar sands is here and here. Hope you can make it.

Related Posts:

Comments are closed.