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Winter Storm Alfred yields poor air quality
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Posted on 11/04/2011 3:43:10 AM PDT by matt04

Last weekend's rare October snow storm produced yet another problem in the state: poor air quality from wood stoves and generators.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said Thursday that air quality is expected to be unhealthy for some because of high levels of particle pollution.

The forecast is based on snow pack, light winds and increased use of wood-burning and emergency generators to provide heat. The storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of utility customers.

Commissioner Daniel Esty says a brown haze is visible, particularly in valleys.

The elderly, the young and people with asthma may experience health effects such as aggravation of the heart and lung disease.

Weather conditions are expected to help improve air quality by Friday as winds dissipate pollution.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: environmentalism
If you listened to Algore and the environmentalists, you would have thought the opposite.
1 posted on 11/04/2011 3:43:11 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04
The elderly, the young and people with asthma may experience health effects such as aggravation of the heart and lung disease.

Beats hypothermia.

2 posted on 11/04/2011 3:48:19 AM PDT by edpc (My silence IS an answer)
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To: edpc

Agreed. One does have a choice.


3 posted on 11/04/2011 3:51:36 AM PDT by tgusa
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To: matt04

Man has been living around wood-burning fires for millennia, but the liberals will try figure out a way to shut down your cozy wood-burning fireplace.


4 posted on 11/04/2011 3:53:02 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: tgusa
"Agreed. One does have a choice."

Obviously you don't know anyone with Asthma or COPD. If they are around any irritant they are greatly affected.

5 posted on 11/04/2011 4:01:24 AM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: matt04

When did we start naming Autumn snowstorms?


6 posted on 11/04/2011 4:04:46 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: matt04

The first warning shot that the pigs are coming after your wood stoves.

Back in the old days, before TV and Snicker’s bars, when one tribe (liberals) started stealing your stuff (liberty), the affected tribe would send in a punitive warrior clan into the village of the (liberal) tribe and beat the snot out of them as a warning to knock it off.


7 posted on 11/04/2011 4:07:49 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave
What state has the most laws concerning pollution? California, yet no one has Los Angles types air quality. You can't tell if the sun is coming up there.

How many wood stoves they had so far this year?

Its like rent control

New York City and San Francisco were the first to use it and are the most expensive rents in the country.

Liberals and their Polices

8 posted on 11/04/2011 4:41:31 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: matt04

Why are we now naming snow storms? WTH?


9 posted on 11/04/2011 6:02:53 AM PDT by BigAl13
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To: matt04
The elderly, the young and people with asthma may experience health effects such as aggravation of the heart and lung disease.

They forgot 'women'.

10 posted on 11/04/2011 6:20:01 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: matt04
Commissioner Daniel Esty says a brown haze is visible, particularly in valleys.

The commissioner must be a young fellow. In the days before the steel mills disappeared and catalytic converters became common, the eastern third to half of the country was under a perpetual brown haze. Earlier yet (60s & before) all the large downtown buildings in the eastern cities were black from coal soot.

11 posted on 11/04/2011 6:53:41 AM PDT by Western Phil
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To: matt04

Connecticut DOE to save climate !

SAVE CLIMATE... Diconnect home generators and emergency wood stoves during snow storm


12 posted on 11/04/2011 7:46:13 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (BTW Romney suppTo punish a province let it be ruled by a professor Fredrick The Great paraphrased)
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13 posted on 11/04/2011 7:47:07 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: PapaNew
the liberals will try figure out a way to shut down your cozy wood-burning fireplace

...already happened in some parts of Kalifornia - regarding new construction.

14 posted on 11/04/2011 8:00:04 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: ErnBatavia
already happened in some parts of Kalifornia - regarding new construction.

I'm from California and it's not just new construction. One of the coolest things about northern California is the cozy fires on cold winter nights but that's also where the leftists greatest concentration is. If we move back, maybe we'll move back to SoCal where it doesn't get cold.

15 posted on 11/04/2011 4:37:23 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew
If we move back, maybe we'll move back to SoCal where it doesn't get cold.

During the winter, it gets quite cold in Southern California. I lived there for 19 years (1974-89 and 1993-97). In December 1978, it snowed in La Crescenta.

16 posted on 11/04/2011 4:40:39 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius

Well I think your hugging the hills over there. I’ve talked to residents of Manhattan Beach that have told me they basically never have to use their heater or air conditioner.


17 posted on 11/04/2011 4:55:59 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Dem Guard

LOL! My wife has asthma, and I have COPD. Would you rather freeze? I wouldn’t.


18 posted on 11/05/2011 4:40:03 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: airborne; nutmeg; jellybean
First storm of the season, they name them each for each one (fall, winter, spring and summer)

Got power back Thursday, 5 days without a shower.
We have a wood stove, gas stove and a gas grill so other than hot water we made out well.

Drove down town Thursday morning and the first thing I noticed was the haze, never seen it in the twelve years we've lived here.
No breeze at all so it shouldn't come as a surprise with all the smoke coming from the chimneys.

Off note, our dumb ass Governor (based on his statements) wishes he could take over the power company since he thinks they took too long to restore power.
Our legestratere is considering fining them or passing a law on how long it should take to restore power, thank your lucky stars you don't live in Connecticut.

19 posted on 11/06/2011 12:34:49 PM PST by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: #1CTYankee
You have my sympathy.

I spent 5 days without power after Irene.

20 posted on 11/06/2011 2:39:52 PM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne
No sympathy needed, it was actually an experience I won't regret. We played Monopoly and cards, read books and got along very well (considering our 9 and 14 year olds are fairly Internet dependent)

All things considered we were a much happier clan than I could ever had hoped for.

Cheers, Yankee.

21 posted on 11/11/2011 3:47:52 PM PST by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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