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Bad News For Environmentalists - The Air is Cleaner!
The Washington Times ^ | 10/9/04 | William Fay

Posted on 10/14/2004 1:30:01 PM PDT by Entrepreneur

Clean little secret


By William Fay

If all things we normally associate with air pollution grow — a robust economy and more people and workers consuming more energy and driving more vehicles more miles — we should have more air pollution, right?

Wrong.

Government data since 1970 (the year the Clean Air Act amendment was enacted) clearly paints a portrait of a healthy and growing economy: 42 percent more people and 95 percent more workers using 43 percent more energy, driving 111 percent more vehicles 151 percent more miles and a 175 percent boost in real gross domestic product. And yet the Environmental Protection Agency documents that America's air is dramatically cleaner and healthier.

Clean little secret

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airquality; cleanair; cleanairact; environment; epa; naaqs
Note that the article points out that 7 out of 10 people think things are worse. Typical. The MSM and the left are negative whiners. Conservatives are positive doers.
1 posted on 10/14/2004 1:30:01 PM PDT by Entrepreneur
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To: Entrepreneur

Well, you know what Rush always says - it's sad that good news for America is usually bad news for the rats.


2 posted on 10/14/2004 1:32:42 PM PDT by Heartland Mom (My heroes have always been cowboys.)
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Maybe the libs will suck on a tail pipe to reassure themselves that the air is indeed less clean that it used to be, all because of Bush of course.
3 posted on 10/14/2004 1:34:15 PM PDT by leadpencil1 (Hey Kerry, does this rag smell like chloroform to you?)
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But...but...don't you understand? If it weren't for the evil Bush administration rolling back 40 years of clean air policies, the air would be even cleaner than it is now!

</whiny nasal liberal treehugger voice>

4 posted on 10/14/2004 1:34:24 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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As President Bush stated in Debate II -- The air is cleaner - those are the facts sir.


5 posted on 10/14/2004 1:35:37 PM PDT by freeperfromnj
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bump for later read :) What a HOOT!!

See the new Anti-Dem portal:

http://www.noDNC.com/


6 posted on 10/14/2004 1:37:31 PM PDT by woodb01 (Take out the 'dnC'BS "news" trash... SEE ---> http://www.noDNC.com)
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According to the effete Euro-worhsipping enviro-wackoes, the only pollutant is carbon dioxide. (Fact: it's not a pollutant because it causes no significant damage to biological systems in the concentrations encountered in the real world.) Another Fact: Europe experiences episodes of real pollution far worse than anywhere in America, even L.A.
7 posted on 10/14/2004 1:47:43 PM PDT by dufekin (President Kerry would have our enemies partying like it's 1969, when Kerry first committed treason.)
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No more E-Checks in Greene County. Not!


8 posted on 10/14/2004 2:06:44 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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Don't worry about dem litt'ol tree huggers. You will see a report how this is really a bad thing followed quickly by a report showing the old data was in error and everything is really getting much worse much faster and a revision of the standards that make everyone want to commit suicide rather than face the future.
9 posted on 10/14/2004 2:12:30 PM PDT by Mark in the Old South
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CO2.

Well, maybe if we could get Kerry to just SHUT HIS MOUTH, the CO2 levels would go down some.


10 posted on 10/14/2004 2:34:47 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (THE MAN will keep you down, until you become a MAN.)
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Bump


11 posted on 10/14/2004 2:36:18 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (Liberalism IS a mental disease, thanks to Gramsci, Marcuse and others from the Frankfurt School.)
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