On December 23, 2021, the Dallas Weekly Magazine published an article outlining local efforts by our Singleton United/Unidos, supportive local groups and the West Dallas One coalition, to address the unacceptable presence of GAF’s roofing manufacturing facilities in a residential area. The article describes the grass roots efforts to remove the GAF shingle factory thatContinue reading “West Dallas Residents Fight Back Against Major Air Polluter: Dallas Weekly Article”
These are some shared accounts from residents about GAF and living in this area These accounts give a glimpse of the reality that residents live through and a sentiment of wanting change. If you have a story that you would like to share, please reach out to us.
Thank you to everyone who came by to support on November 6th and learned information regarding lung health in our community. Asthma Chasers and Singleton United/Unidos are bringing a mobile clinic to care for our respiratory health! There is a lot of air pollution in our neighborhood, so we want to make sure that weContinue reading “Free Asthma Clinic- Saturday November 6”
“Residents assemble citywide alliance to take on Fortune 500 giant and force its asphalt shingle factory to move out of their neighborhood” From the press release: Formed only two months ago Cisneros’ group Singleton United/Unidos is the first organized association of central Singleton residents and it doesn’t lack in determination. It’s “GAFs Gotta Go” campaignContinue reading “GAF’s Gotta Go Campaign Launches”
On August 22, 2021, the Dallas Morning News published an article highlighting the growing efforts by residents to organize and join the fight to stop GAF’s operation in the West Dallas Community. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2021/08/22/decades-after-closure-of-lead-smelter-voices-rise-against-other-west-dallas-polluters/ The article puts a spotlight on how the residents are mobilizing efforts to shut down GAF’s pollution. Downwinders at Risk and LegalContinue reading “Voices Rise Against Polluters: Dallas Morning News Article”
On July 30, 2021, the Dallas Magazine published an article recapping a hearing regarding the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) permit renewal for an Operating Permit for the GAF manufacturing facility in the West Dallas residential area. The hearing indicated a strong support for the resident concerns regarding air quality. Although the permit isContinue reading “West Dallas Rises Up: Dallas Magazine Article”
On February 17, 2021, the Dallas Free Press published an article highlighting the air pollution problem in West Dallas. We would like to share the article to provide some quick background on the issues. The article identifies the anger over the GAF manufacturing plant’s direct contribution to the poor air quality in West Dallas thatContinue reading “West Dallas Pollution: Dallas Free Press Article”