discussion board topic 4: texas air quality | environment | Dallas County Community College District

YI – Texas has still not met the EPA’s 1997 standards for criteria air pollutants.  Here is an article talking about the Texas Air Quality issues: https://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/tag/texas-and-epa/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSEvtWqUqCw&feature=youtu.be Short video about Port Arthur, Texas

Texas is the only state that refuses to follow the Clean Air Act, citing that to do so would greatly hurt our economy, cost Texan’s their jobs and raise the costs of goods produced here in Texas. 

 As a fellow Texan, or at least current Texas resident, how does this make you feel about the quality of the air you breathe in this state?  

What are environmental concerns associated with not complying with the Clean Air Act?

 What are concerns for future generations of Texans?  

Should Texas comply with the Clean Air Act or should we establish our own pollution standards, even if the EPA says they are not safe levels?  Is there some type of compromise?

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