The Texas governor wants to avoid a designation of poor air quality for San Antonio, though public health advocates say the city’s air clearly doesn’t meet standards.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg and other speakers at a summit on Friday said members of San Antonio’s business community can help improve local air quality without hurting their bottom line.
San Antonio’s ozone levels have decreased in recent years, but they are still higher than a proposed new national standard announced in 2015.
The Environmental Protection Agency released on Thursday new standards for methane pollution from new and modified oil and gas equipment.
On a Monday morning last November, the front row parking at Noah’s Event Venue was blocked off for public officials from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
San Antonio Water System received a $5 million-boost from the Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC) towards achieving water security for U.S. Military bases in San Antonio, a development that City officials hope will stave off local base closures.
Local officials are doubling their efforts to tackle air quality in San Antonio.
City leaders say a collaborative effort is needed to help the San Antonio area stave off a costly non-compliance designation for new ozone air pollution standards.