ACTION ALERT: Do you want more air pollution?
Well Titan is at it again. They have asked the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) to emit more toxic soot into our air. Take action today and submit your comments to DAQ and attend the public hearing on Aug 5th. Let’s pack the hearing room and let your voice be heard all the way to Raleigh!
Just last month, DAQ announced that Titan’s proposed draft air permit revision could allow increased emissions of particulate matter totaling 32 tons per year. Keep in mind, these requested emissions are in addition to their previously permitted levels of 360 tons of particulate matter, approved in their 2012 air permit1. Do you want more air pollution?
This proposed revision will trigger a public hearing, set for Monday, August 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. The hearing will be held at the Kenan Auditorium on UNCW’s campus, located at 601 S. College Rd.2 We ask that you show up to this hearing so that DAQ and Titan continue to feel the power behind this movement towards a healthy community.
Particulate matter – Why it matters.
EPA.gov states: Particle pollution contains microscopic solids or liquid droplets that are so small they can get deep into the lungs and cause serious health problems. Numerous scientific studies have linked particle pollution exposure to a variety of problems, including:
- premature death in people with heart or lung disease.
- nonfatal heart attacks and irregular heartbeat.
- aggravated asthma and decreased lung function.
- increased respiratory symptoms, such as irritation of the airways, coughing or difficulty breathing.
Bottom line – This pollution is avoidable.
Titan and DAQ have shown our community that they can avoid this additional pollution and we think they should be held to their promise. The health of our community depends on it! We need your help sending that message to DAQ via public comments and on August 5th at the Public Hearing at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium.
DAQ will also accept public comments emailed or postmarked no later than Aug. 9, 2013. Email your comments to the hearing officer, Steve Hall, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail comments to the following address: Steve Hall, N.C. Division of Air Quality, DENR Raleigh Regional Office, 3800 Barrett Drive, Suite 101, Raleigh, North Carolina 27609.
If you have any questions about the public hearing or need help with your public comment, email email@example.com or click reply to this message.