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WHAT DO YOU THINK? SB 1475 vs. Proposed Agreed Order

Ever wonder what the difference is between what was proposed in Sen. Florence Shapiro’s SB 1475 to get Exide to reduce its lead emissions and the proposed Agreed Order that replaced the it? See the PDF version here!. Then let us know what you think!

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OPEN LETTER TO MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL: Get the LEAD Out of Frisco! is here! MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND JUNE 23 COUNCIL MEETING

(This is a copy of the letter that Get the LEAD Out of Frisco! Co-chairwoman Joy West will present in person at this week’s City Council meeting. You can get a PDF copy this letter here. And please plan to support Joy and Get the LEAD Out of Frisco! at this Thursday’s (June 23) City […]

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Citizens express concerns about Exide staying in Frisco at public meeting

In her story about Exide Technologies’ first public meeting to address community concerns about the plant’s lead emissions and non-attainment status, Dallas Morning News reporter Valerie Wigglesworth wrote: “The questions were heated at times. Emotions ran high. And there was a round of applause each time a speaker suggested the plant didn’t belong in Frisco […]

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“Citizens are scared”, Mayor Maso testifies; Cancer cases to be monitored

From an April 8, 2010, story in the Dallas Morning News: “Frisco Mayor Maher Maso said some businesses have opted not to move to his Collin County suburb and sales contracts on homes have been canceled because of concerns about emissions from a lead smelter near downtown. His admission came Thursday during testimony before a […]

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Big gap between City’s pledge, proposed TCEQ Order to allow Exide to meet only minimum standards for polluting air with lead emissions

The recently proposed Agreed Order between Exide and TCEQ requires Exide to meet the MINIMUM National Air Quality Standards versus Frisco City Council’s stated objective to “assure that the Exide plant is the most environmentally advanced plant in the country or (it will) lead the efforts to stop its operation.” There is a large performance […]

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