Monday, April 25, 2011

Light Pollution Call to Action

Dear friends,

As you all know, SB 753 “relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate outdoor lighting near astronomical observation facilities” is getting a public hearing this coming Wednesday, April 27th.

The time of the hearing is 9:30 AM and the room is E1.028. SB 753 is the first item on the agenda.

Here is the notice/agenda:

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, please write letters of support to the Intergovernmental Relations Committee members. They are Sen. Royce West (Chair), Sen. Robert Nichols, Sen. Mario Gallegos, Jr., Sen. Dan Patrick, and Sen. Jeff Wentworth.

Their contact info is all here:

We need all the support that we can get on this one!

This is the real deal folks. The time to act is now.

If you are coming to the hearing, feel free to give me a call. As of right now, I will be there as will Bill Wren from McDonald Observatory. We encourage others to come to just to say a few words of support.

Dark skies,

Benjamin Jones

Texas IDA