After attending a meeting with District 6 Councilman Omar Narvaez on Thursday June 30, it’s clear GAF’s days in West Dallas are numbered. This is a victory for our neighborhood and our campaign.
It’s our understanding GAF wants to meet and discuss the terms of their departure from our community. We’ve agreed to do so this month. But unless the terms offered by the company are more favorable than forcibly amortizing them out of the neighborhood, we’re not inclined to sign-off on them. We’ve told Councilman Narvaez the same thing and he agrees – if GAF doesn’t come through voluntarily, both the City of Dallas and Singleton United are prepared to file petitions to begin the amortization process. #gafveteya#gafsgottago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: W. Dallas Neighborhood Report Cites Decades-Long Neglect and Abuse; Demands City Shut Down GAF’s Asphalt Shingle Factory
Check out the newly released report that outlines the “Case for City Amortization of GAF”. Available for download below. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Thank you to those who celebrated with us at Singleton United/Unidos, the College of Constructive Hell-Raising and the GAF’s Gotta Go/GAF Vete Ya Campaign on May 17, 2022 when we said so long to GAF!
More Reasons that GAF Has Got to Go
These are some of the voices from neighbors and friends. We are not alone, and it is no secret that residents live with the daily impacts of GAF.
Delores Burns talks about living near the GAF shingle factory on Singleton Avenue. #GAFsGottaGo
Janie Cisneros speaking at the March 2022 Environmental Commission Meeting about the #GAFsGottaGo campaign and the need for #EnvironmentalJustice to be front and center at City Hall.
Marlen Rodriguez speaking at the March 2022 Environmental Commission Meeting about Singleton United/Unidos and the need for inclusion of frontline residents in policy making.
Articles of Interest:
March 9, 2021
West Dallas 1’s President Raul Reyes Jr. discusses major issues facing local residents directly related to the GAF manufacturing plan.
April 3, 2021
This article highlights the work done by Evelyn Mayo’s group at Paul Quinn College to identify heavy polluters in our city. The article introduces their Annual Pollution Report with a map of polluters.
Join us at the inaugural Environmental Justice Symposium hosted by Paul Quinn College in collaboration with EarthX
- West Dallas Residents Fight Back Against Major Air Polluter: Dallas Weekly Article
- Resident Testimonials
- Free Asthma Clinic- Saturday November 6
- GAF’s Gotta Go Campaign Launches
- Voices Rise Against Polluters: Dallas Morning News Article
We are Singleton United/Unidos, a group of residents that are tired of allowing polluters to destroy our air quality.
GAF’s Gotta Go is our campaign to call for the removal of GAF from our West Dallas Residential area as they have been operating without the proper city permits and are one of the top polluters affecting our air quality.
Please read our information related to the basics of air quality and our local West Dallas history combating polluters.
We look forward to your support as we spread this message. We are fully committed to protecting our air quality for our children and our neighbors.
Research conducted by Paul Quinn’s Urban Research Initiative and Downwinders at Risk studied the permitted air pollution across the City of Dallas by zip code and City Council District, based on permits filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). A zip code level analysis for permitted air pollution burden had never been compiled before. This report serves as one of the bases for this initiative and serves as a tool to drive local policy action by Singleton United in our community.
The report was discussed in this KERA article for further background.