DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD PLAY A SIGNIFICANT ROLE
IN ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE?
Time is of an essence to prevent the reopening of the
Gibbons Creek Coal-Powered Plant.
It is well known that air pollution from coal-fired power plants is linked with asthma, cancer, heart and lung ailments, neurological problems and severe public health impacts. People living near coal-fired power plants have higher death rates and die at earlier ages than people living elsewhere. Even the cleanest coal processing (CO2-capturing) does not eliminate the release of mercury, nitrogen oxide, and other poisonous contaminants into the air. The radioactive material in coal ash, a byproduct of burnt coal, contaminates water ways and groundwater with dangerous radioactive chemicals and toxic heavy metals (selenium, mercury, cadmium and arsenic) that are all associated with cancer, according to the EPA. Data has shown that these chemicals can negatively affect the development of human fetuses. The community cannot risk their health especially during the pandemic.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Please go to:
Here you will see a letter template, talking points you can use to edit your letters, and the email addresses of the Bryan City Council, BTU and TMPA.
If you live in Bryan, TX, your letters are extremely important in
affecting the vote in the Bryan City Council.
Please, consider continuing to send letters and emails to the Bryan City Council, BTU and TMPA over the next 2-3 weeks as public officials move closer to making a decision on the sale and re-opening of the Gibbons Creek coal-powered plant.