Skip to comments.EPA to downgrade Dallas air quality to serious
Posted on 01/19/2011 4:19:29 PM PST by TLI
HOUSTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to downgrade Dallas' air quality from "moderate" to "serious" after the city failed to meet a 1997 pollution limit and new regulations the agency is considering could put the city even further behind.
The announcement the EPA planned to make Wednesday will force the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to submit a plan detailing how Dallas will meet federal guidelines by 2013. But, the EPA plans to unveil a more stringent ozone cap by July 31, making it even harder for Dallas to get in line.
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Amazing, you would think DC is at war with TX?
Pray for America
I agree completely. The air quality is great as far as I'm concerned. This is a manufactured "issue", a make-work project for the EPA (just one of the numerous government agencies that should be decomissioned).
State of Texas to Washington DC EPA
Don’t mess with Texas.
If we wanted your opinion, we’d tell it to ya.
You must admit, though, the problem is HUGH!
This is a HUGH deal! :-)
I guess it’s time to go out and by that respirator now.
Seen this coming....EPA has got to be corralled.
Ironic that this report comes out of Houston...the city with THE WORST air quality in the state!
Dallas should downgrade the EPA to useless.
Wow, this is hugh!
Freeper downgrades EPA status to:
It is huge if you are the Environmental Parasite Agency trying to tell people in Texas what to do.They don’t stand a chance.
I moved here from the New Orleans area. The air is much cleaner in the DFW area. Fewer allergies and asthma attacks.
I can see this one coming. EPA will "save" us by forcing more crap in the gasoline or shut down some power plants.
They will pizz and moan about their "cap" while breaking their own deal with the new "cap" that they thought up for July 31 of THIS year.
If the pubies want to make MASSIVE budget cuts I have a suggestion on where to make a really big one...
Not only is any action by the EPA Unconstitutional but also the mere existence of the EPA is Unconstitutional since regulating the environment is not an enumerated power granted to Congress in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution! The EPA must be abolished!
It sounds like it’s going to be almost impossible for any city to get to that 60 to 70 ppb 8 hr reading. Evidently in many rural areas background readings during the summer months are often above 75 ppb. Dallas is not even in the top ten US metro areas for ozone levels:
Know where your city stands. The American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2010 lists these 10 cities as the country’s most polluted by ozone:
1.Los Angeles, Calif., metropolitan area (including Long Beach and Riverside)
3.Visalia and Porterville, Calif.
4.Fresno and Madera, Calif.
5.Sacramento, Calif., metropolitan area (including Arden-Arcade and Yuba City)
6.Hanford and Corcoran, Calif.
7.Houston, Texas, metropolitan area (including Baytown and Huntsville)
8.San Diego, Calif., metropolitan area (including Carlsbad and San Marcos)
9.San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, Calif.
10.Charlotte, N.C., metropolitan area (including Gastonia and Salisbury)
Another power play by the EPA which needs to be slapped down. They’ve got TExas in their sights. , Perry has done a lot of tough talking recently, let’s see if he’s actually grown a pair.
This is hugh!
Naw, it couldn't be that!
Congress to downgrade EPA to extinct. Since all states have their own versions of the EPA, why do we need the one in DC?
The Texas AG should sue the EPA for selective enforcement. At the very least, make a federal judge kick the case out of the system. If it isn’t kicked out, discovery could be a very interesting thing for the general public to consume.
this reminds me of the “make work issue” of the lead in the houses built before 1970 that only certain contractors, after taking classes costing almost 500 dollars, and which is paid for many times for the “minority” contractors.... in order to give them work which other contractors cannot do. when was the last time an American died from eating lead????? lies, lies, and more obamanation regime lies...everytime I see the epa ad on TV of the orange juice pitcher filling up with orange paint, it makes me sick...those ads are paid for by us for obamanation make work for his protected species!
What could DC possibly have against Texas?
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The 0bama regime clearly has Texas in its crosshairs and those aren't surveyor's symbols. Not only is 0bama's EPA (albeit an invention of Nixon) targeting Texas in particular but business in general.
I'm old enough to remember this from my ex-hometown of Pittsburgh (with Pitt's Cathedral of Learning visible):
You know what? That was the look of prosperity, full-employment (until the unions killed the mills), booming business (as the arsenal of the nation) and good times. While not every day was like this, quite a few were.
Although I'm certainly not advocating a smokey, smoggy Dallas like that shown above, the do-gooders and environmental wackos would do well to check with those of us from an older generation who are still alive, well and healthy in spite of the smell of prosperity!
I've pinged a few 'Burgers, some of whom may be old enough to get a bit nostalgic when they see the picture. :-)
Argh! That's twice in just a few days that I've forgotten the all-important 'h'. No Isaly's Klondikes for me! :-(
I was born and raised in Dallas, but now live between Dallas and Fort Worth. I watch the local news each evening and when they show the ‘air pollution’ ratings, the only thing of significance is Ozone and the quality is shown as Good.
The EPA is trying its best to nail Texas on several issues. I believe the Gov. and State Legislature need to continue to contest these biased edicts issued by the EPA, and that the US House will pass bills defunding the corrupt EPA.
>>Evidently in many rural areas background readings during the summer months are often above 75 ppb.
Apparently trees play some role. Atlanta has had problems with the EPA over ozone often during the summer, and a large part of the reason is all of the trees here.
An article on the general subject:
Biogenic Ozone-Precursors: From Mechanism to Algorithm
“Wow, this is hugh!”
No! It’s mute and irrevalunt!
Can you imagine one of these pompous, self-serving jackasses standing in an unemployment line? What a sight to behold that would be: a demigod being forced to associate with “little people”.
Oh, the huge manatee!
Man, you paint a pretty, pretty picture. I like the way you think. The poor little darlings cast down from Olympus and being forced to stand about with the plebes.