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  • EPA Proposes Stricter Ozone Air Pollution Standard

    11/26/2014 6:53:24 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 26, 2014 | AMY HARDER
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed lower limits for ground-level ozone, or smog, in the atmosphere, setting in motion the latest in a series of far reaching federal pollution restrictions. The EPA proposed limiting ozone between 65 and 70 parts per billion in the air and sought comment on a standard as strict as 60 parts per billion, all which is in line with what an independent scientific advisory panel had recommended earlier this year. The current level, established in 2008 by the George W. Bush administration, is set at 75 parts per billion. The agency also said...
  • New speed limits on I-81 at Tennessee line (environMENTAL alert!)

    02/07/2007 8:52:37 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies · 1,379+ views
    WDBJ7 ^ | February 5, 2007 | Associated Press
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. Motorists are warned to watch their speed on Interstate 81 after they cross into northeast Tennessee. The speed limit has dropped there, starting today. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is posting new lower speed limit signs. The speed limit for truckers will drop from 70-to-55 miles per hour. The new speed limit for everyone else will be 65 miles per hour. The reductions will affect more than 22 miles on I-81 and 12-and-a-half miles on I-26, from the Tennessee-Virginia border to the Sullivan-Washington county line. Local officials requested the change to help bring the county into line with...
  • Clearing the Air: Up against a deadline

    01/14/2007 3:58:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 538+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 14, 2007 | Dallas Morning News
    Elected officials, business leaders and environmental watchdogs, invited by the editorial board, recently met at The Dallas Morning News to discuss clean air issues. This is the first of three excerpted transcripts from the roundtable. The speakers quoted: Colleen McCain Nelson, editorial writer; Margaret Keliher, Dallas County judge through 2006; Richard Greene, regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency; Tom "Smitty" Smith, director of Public Citizen's Texas office; Jim Schermbeck, Downwinders at Risk board member; Todd Campbell, director of public policy for Clean Energy and mayor of Burbank, Calif.; Al Armendariz, assistant professor, SMU School of Engineering; Robert Cluck, Arlington...
  • Asthmatics Beware: The Government May Ban Your Inhaler

    01/27/2006 3:07:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 102 replies · 2,204+ views
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | January 26, 2006 | CFIF
    Eco-terrorists have struck again. Not in the dead of night, to be pursued by diligent agents of the FBI, but right out in the open, in a public meeting, under the auspices of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On January 24, one of those ubiquitous FDA panels of "outside experts" voted, by an 11 to seven margin, to recommend that FDA ban non-prescription, over-the-counter asthma inhalers, used routinely by millions of asthma-sufferers to control the symptoms of their debilitating condition. As frequently noted in the press, while such recommendations are not binding, they are most often adopted. The...
  • President Bush -- too early to think about Mount Rushmore?

    11/06/2005 7:11:03 PM PST · by BushPolicy · 219 replies · 6,881+ views
    The rise of George W. Bush to the Presidency has been the stuff of legend. From the ashes of a "disputed" election that cast unfair aspersions on a well-deserved victory, we now live in a much different world from the one Dubya inherited in January of 2001, and it's not too early to assess his place in history. And as of right now, the only question seems to be: Great President, or the Greatest President in History? President Bush has always had to face the distortions and unfair characterizations of the elite liberal media, and his astounding successes and reelection...