League of Independent Voters of Texas
 

Dear DFW Area Friends:

We were asked to pass this on to you about a press conference tomorrow. Please attend if you can and pass it on.

Keep an eye out for a very important update tomorrow, and please try to be on this Saturday's, 9 am conference call. Reply for details or give us a call at 512-213-4511.

City and County Leaders Join Environmental Groups to Say
Drilling Bill Threatens Dallas Residents' Health and Safety

WHAT:  Press Event

As the Legislature considers preempting municipal and county oil and gas drilling ordinances around the state, Dallas civic leaders will speak out against legislation they say puts local control to protect health and safety at risk, making Dallas and the region's populations vulnerable to pollution, fire and other dangers.

HB 40 and SB 1165 have passed out of their respective House and Senate committees and could be debated on the floor within the coming week.

 WHO:

·  Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins
·  Dallas City Council Member Philip Kingston
·  Dallas Firefighters Association Representative
·  Luke Metzger, Environment Texas
·  David Smith, Texas Neighborhoods Together
·  Rita Beving, Alliance for a Clean Texas

WHEN: Thursday, April 9, 11:30 am

WHERE:  Flag Room, Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla, 6th floor

For more information call Rita Beving: 214-557-2271

League of Independent Voters of Texas
PO Box 651 * Bastrop, TX 78602
512-213-4511 * 512-657-2089 cell