2021 Arlington City Council Candidate
What environmental goals would you actively pursue as a member of the Arlington City Council?
The DFW Region has been reclassified from moderate to serious nonattainment for ozone (ground level smog). Please discuss your platform regarding improving Arlington’s and the region’s air quality and list specific policies and actions that you would work to implement.
Do you believe climate change is occurring and is exacerbated by human activities? If so, what should Arlington be doing to mitigate the impacts of climate change and to lower our contributions to the pollution that can lead to climate change. Please elaborate.
Climate Action Plan
Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and 150 other U.S. cities have developed and are implementing environmental sustainability and climate action plans. The primary goal of these plans is to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050, or before. Do you think that the City of Arlington should develop a comprehensive climate action plan?
Oil and Gas Development
Many peer-reviewed studies document public health and safety risks from living close to gas drilling. Arlington residents have become increasingly concerned about health impacts because of drilling and fracking related pollution. How would you address this public health issue? Please elaborate.
Single-use plastic bags and extruded polystyrene foam (Styrofoam) litter our city and are especially prevalent in and near our waterways, including the Trinity River. Do you support the reduction of single-use disposable plastic bags and extruded polystyrene foam (Styrofoam)? Please elaborate.
Would you support an ordinance for a City-wide tree planting campaign to increase Arlington’s tree canopy? Trees would be planted on City and residential properties to mitigate the urban heat island effect.
Arlington Urban Media & Entertainment Question
Arlington Urban Media & Entertainment kindly asked Liveable Arlington to submit an environmental question to be included in their environmental candidate sit-down interviews. All interviews were recorded and uploaded to their YouTube channel. Our question is asked towards the end of each interview.
Question: In the years since gas drilling started here, a lot of peer-reviewed research has been done pointing to serious health issues from living next to drilling. Many Arlington residents have serious concerns about living next to fracking pollution. What steps will you take to address this public health issue.