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AMA Calls for a Nationwide Ban on Coal Tar Sealants
American Medical Association seals the deal
"...the first U.S. city to ban the use of coal tar sealants on asphalt roads and parking lots, after..."

Nov. 25, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Sexing Up Sealants
Leffingwell proposes a ban on commonly used parking lot material
"...still when the pollutant on trial is something like coal-tar sealant, since nobody knows what it is...."

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Point Austin: Clean Is as Clean Does
Austin's success against sealants starts a trend
"...The decline follows the City Council's 2005-06 ban on coal tar sealants, a common commercial asphalt surfacing product. Research..."

June 20, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Study: Parking Lots Pollute
Common pavement sealant could be damaging waterways
"...of Austin and the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that coal-tar sealant, the shiny black stuff that goes on parking..."

July 1, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...will cost to turn underenrolled Becker and Oak Springs elementaries and Lucy Read professional development academy into pre-K centers...."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...neighborhood associations and the fast-food industry, which initially felt targeted by the standards' distaste for drive-through establishments and branded..."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...became the first city in the country to ban coal-tar sealants, commonly used to protect asphalt surfaces, in November..."

Sept. 15, 2006 News Feature

The Battle for Barton Springs: A Brief Timeline
Twenty years of progress
"..."compromise" ordinance over citizen protests. The Save Our Springs Coalition begins a petition drive to put the SOS Ordinance..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
And the Statesman's apology is still not forthcoming
"...findings, nevertheless, continue to reinforce city scientists' theory that coal tar sealants used on parking lots are the probable..."

May 14, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from around Austin and beyond.
"...A coalition of environmental groups and elected officials charged Wednesday that..."

Sept. 19, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Long Shadow of Wal-Mart
Place 1 candidates differ on development, environment
"...the Save Our Springs Ordin­ance, and a ban on coal-tar sealants on parking lots. Going forward, he's looking at..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

City Hall: Yes, Austin, Barton Springs Is Still Safe
One more time: City, state, and federal experts refute rash Statesman claims about Barton Springs pollution
"...the PAHs detected in the sediment likely originate from sealants used on parking lots upstream. Those sealants, says Dr...."

April 4, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
What was the real source of the Barton Springs pollution?
"...in and around Barton Springs Pool on an old coal gasification plant up the hill from the city treasure...."

April 30, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

City vs. Statesman: Futrell Comes Out Swinging at the Springs
City and state experts contest the Statesman's hair-raising allegations of toxic pollution at Barton Springs.
"...sources, such as charbroiled foods, vehicle exhaust, wood-burning stoves, coal tar, and waste incinerators. City officials say they have..."

Jan. 24, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Top 10 Environmental Stories
Local environmental news wasn't all bad this year
"...2) CLIMATE TARGET In April, Council revised its Climate Protection Plan to..."

Jan. 2, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Barton Springs Reopens, With Great Pleasure
The Statesman-spawned toxics crisis is finally over, but threats to Austin water quality remain.
"...taken from parking lots upstream, helped the city identify coal-tar pavement sealants, flowing in runoff down to the Springs,..."

April 25, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

It's Your City Council!
Brigid Shea and Clay Dafoe vs. Lee Leffingwell
"...energy generation plan, initiating single-stream recycling, the ban on coal-tar parking lot sealants, the expansion of the Save Our..."

April 13, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Leffingwell's (Yawn) Re-Election Announcement
Incumbent plans on staying put – if that's OK with you.
"...plan for Austin; introduction of a first-in-the-nation ban on coal-tar surface sealants, a major source of water pollution; and..."

Nov. 28, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...The city has asked for a "voluntary ban" on the use of coal tar parking sealants..."

July 9, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Wal-Mart and South River City Citizens deal to preserve Blunn Creek.
"...The tide of neighborhood resistance against Wal-Mart started to turn last Wednesday, when Wal-Mart attorney Richard Suttle..."

Dec. 12, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

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