American Lung Association

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    TCEQ Dismisses Dallas Docs' "Knee-Jerk" Call for Stricter Limits on Coal-Fired Power Plants

    Two months back, the Dallas County Medical Society petitioned the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to crack down on emissions coming from Luminant's three coal-fired power plants in North and Northeast Texas, which are among the nation's dirtiest. They based their plea on a white paper com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    American Lung Association: Dallas' Air Is Really Dirty, and It's Gotten a Bit Worse

    First, the good news. According to a report just released by the American Lung Association, the air in Dallas-Fort Worth has gotten considerably cleaner in recent years. The average number of days with unhealthy levels of ozone has been cut in half over the past decade, and the concentration of harm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    The American Lung Association Gives Texas an 'F', Calls it the "Tobacco Industry's Playground"

    Smoking rates in the U.S. are plummeting. According to the CDC, there were three million fewer smokers in 2010 than in 2005. The factors contributing to this decline are are fairly obvious: improved educational efforts; cessation programs; higher cigarette taxes; tighter state and local anti-smoking ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Economides: Texas Lost $7.7 Billion By Not Using Natural Gas To Keep Lights On

    Dr. Michael Economides, author, CNBC regular and University of Houston professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, says Texas lost out on some $7.7 billion between 2005 and 2011 primarily because we didn't use natural gas for electricity. Economides, it should be noted, is a vocal industry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    The DFW's Still All Smogged Up

    The American Lung Association released its annual State of the Air report this morning -- and, sorry, Dallas, Collin, Tarrant and Denton counties, but when it comes to smog, the report card still reads "F." Indeed, notes the report, while many cities around the country have seen their ozone levels r ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    September 11, 2003

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    June 19, 1997

    Something In The Air

    Downwind of TXI's Midlothian cement plant, people and animals keep getting sick. Instead of investigating whether the plant is to blame, state regulators appear ready to let TXI burn even more hazardous waste. Part two of A Dallas Observer Special Report

  • News

    June 12, 1997

    Ill Wind Blowing

    Texas Industries wants permission to burn 270,000 tons of hazardous waste each year at a concrete plant 30 miles from Dallas. That would make it the nation's largest incinerator of toxic waste. Despite stunning ignorance about what this will do to your he