We understand the city council wanting to make a statement on clean air. Luminant shares the desire for clean air and that’s why all our power plants meet or exceed the rules and laws of our state and nation on emissions.
Reducing ozone should be based on facts, however, and the facts show, the vast majority, about 80 percent, of nitrogen oxide emissions in the 10-county North Texas area responsible for the formation of ozone comes from mobile sources—cars, trucks, construction equipment, airplanes and locomotives, not power plants.
As the amended resolution recognizes, control measures such as Selective Catalytic Reduction on coal plants would help only where practical. The TCEQ already found the controls requested “are not necessary” to demonstrate attainment for ozone in the 10-county area by the 2018 deadline.
For more on the reality of North Texas ozone and power plants and the environmental activist groups behind this resolution, check out this POV blog post.
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