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Heating oil phase-out part of NYC clean-air plan (#6 by 2015, #4 by 2030)
Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2011 | SAMANTHA GROSS

Posted on 04/21/2011 6:30:05 PM PDT by decimon

NEW YORK – The city will phase out the use of polluting heavy oils to heat buildings and will begin building solar power plants on capped landfills, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday in his first update to a 4-year-old environmental plan that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2030.

Under the plan, the phase-out of heavy oils from the city's boilers would start right away and be completed by the 2030 deadline. It would reduce the presence of airborne fine particulate matter, which the city says is killing 3,000 residents each year and forcing 6,000 to seek emergency asthma treatment.

The update to PlaNYC, first released by the mayor on Earth Day 2007, was missing one measure that had been a key talking point four years earlier. Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan to charge motorists driving in the busiest parts of Manhattan during peak hours — defeated in 2008 by state legislators — was replaced by other programs.

The ban on the dirtiest heating oils will match or surpass the air quality improvements that had been expected as part of the never-realized traffic fee, said Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: airpollution; climatechange; emissions; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; greenhousegases; nannystate; newyork; particulates

1 posted on 04/21/2011 6:30:06 PM PDT by decimon
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To: neverdem

Lancing the boiler ping.


2 posted on 04/21/2011 6:30:42 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon
It would reduce the presence of airborne fine particulate matter, which the city says is killing 3,000 residents each year and forcing 6,000 to seek emergency asthma treatment

Psychotic delusional system.

3 posted on 04/21/2011 6:34:22 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: decimon

Oh Goody! What will the replace it with? Unicorn Farts?
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4 posted on 04/21/2011 6:34:59 PM PDT by mylife
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To: decimon

modern boilers burning light oil do not pollute.


5 posted on 04/21/2011 6:35:04 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre
modern boilers burning light oil do not pollute.

Like home heating oil, #2?

6 posted on 04/21/2011 6:54:23 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

f airborne fine particulate matter, which the city says is killing 3,000 residents each year and forcing 6,000 to seek emergency asthma treatment.

OMG! Where does NYC bury all of their dead?!?
Nutcases through & through.


7 posted on 04/21/2011 7:05:41 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: FReepers
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8 posted on 04/21/2011 7:09:25 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: decimon

Like anything NOT bunker C.


9 posted on 04/21/2011 7:24:31 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: decimon

Read the whole article. The reporter never bothered to question any of the numbers or get a dissenting view. It reads like a press release.


10 posted on 04/21/2011 7:28:05 PM PDT by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: decimon; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; SunkenCiv

Gee, SOLAR-powered heating during week long blizzards...

If the geezers can manage to insert a cane up their rears before freezing to death, there’ll be free “popsicles” all over town!

But, it will “save” 3,000 lives/year from that fine particulate matter...BUT DEAD IS STILL DEAD!

Instead of “saving lives”, this will just “redistribute” deaths.


11 posted on 04/21/2011 7:29:27 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: decimon

Lunacy—sheer lunacy.


12 posted on 04/21/2011 7:30:48 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: mamelukesabre

#2 oil is derived from Bunker C or #6 oil!


13 posted on 04/21/2011 7:34:15 PM PDT by orinoco
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To: decimon

Reduce greenhouse gases. Yeah right. Moron!


14 posted on 04/21/2011 7:34:21 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Palladin

They already “fixed” toilet water saving situation.
You need to flush twice in order for sheeet to move.
Not mentioning the leaks and problems with disturbing good old blasters.

They are screwing trafic in NYC by repainting the streets with new lanes for bums on bikes and idiotic parking “islands”
More proof of gummit lunacy!


15 posted on 04/21/2011 7:55:23 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: ApplegateRanch; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

Thanks ApplegateRanch.


16 posted on 04/21/2011 8:43:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: decimon

So can the families of those 3,000 per year now sue the city of New york for killing their loved ones?
I mean their own mayor just admitted as much.


17 posted on 04/21/2011 9:04:19 PM PDT by mowowie
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18 posted on 04/22/2011 12:15:21 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Follow me on Twitter @mpetrie98)
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To: Eric Blair 2084; paltz; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; ...

Michael Bloomberg Nanny State PING!

By the time he’s done, there won’t be anything left for Antoinette Weiner to do (and yes, I think he will win).


19 posted on 04/22/2011 12:18:46 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Follow me on Twitter @mpetrie98)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Is the Weiner Man running for mayor of NYC? Good! That will get him out of Congress.


20 posted on 04/22/2011 12:45:04 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

He is apparently planning to do so.


21 posted on 04/22/2011 1:13:32 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Follow me on Twitter @mpetrie98)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

First I have heard of it. Better that New Yorkers just inflict themselves with that commie totalitarian than force him on the whole country.


22 posted on 04/22/2011 1:20:10 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: ApplegateRanch; grey_whiskers; WL-law; IrishCatholic; Whenifhow; SolitaryMan; mmanager; ...
Thanx for the ping ApplegateRanch !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

23 posted on 04/22/2011 2:56:22 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I’d be curious to know how much of the airborne fine particulate matter is from combustion of #6 and #4, and how much is from tire particles. You would be amazed how much is in the air in a big city. We were involved in doing some indoor air quality studies some years ago (mid-90s), and couldn’t figure out why one of the tenant’s floors had all sorts of particulates in the outdoor air being introduced into the space, and the others didn’t. It turned out that the upper floors were getting their outside air from the roof, and the lowest floor was getting its outside air from grates down at grade.

I wonder if the people coming up with these rules have looked at such things, or if they’re just environmental extremists with “ban it all, as soon as we can get away with it” attitudes.


24 posted on 04/22/2011 3:10:59 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


25 posted on 04/22/2011 7:00:26 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: FreedomPoster

Purely co-incidentally, the hospital I work at was VERY recently undergoing asbestos remediation in one of the buildings on campus, and (surprise-surprise) several of the nursing staff working INSIDE that particular building got all bent out-of-shape over asbestos exposure (since that was the concern of the moment)...

Of ALL sampling stations on, in, and around the building in question, including the floor, ward, and very STATION of the concerned employee (you have no idea how much I loathe most RN’s),

The station with the MOST asbestos was THE ONE 2 FEET FROM THE STREET!


26 posted on 04/22/2011 1:52:41 PM PDT by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: Don W

Oh, and for those who have a clue, crocidolite was NOT detected even in the samples INSIDE the decontamination zone. Amosite was the most common contaminant, and its level of contamination was BELOW 40% of acceptable limits at the HEIGHT of contamination.


27 posted on 04/22/2011 1:57:12 PM PDT by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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