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Monday, April 18, 2016

Who Wants More Smog... and Wants the Government to Lie About When Air Pollution is Dangerous?

Who favors more smog?  And who wants the government to lie about when air pollution is dangerous?   Who favors pretending that smog is benign when the air is stagnant, when it's hot, or when it doesn't rain a lot?  The industry coalition, below, which sent the following letter to Congress.



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Health groups assail dirty-air legislation that would radically weaken Clean Air Act

Please note the attached letter from public health groups about pending legislation -- subject of a congressional hearing tomorrow -- that would radically weaken the Clean Air Act.


Friday, April 01, 2016

April Fool's Day came early in Colorado -- and the state's governor is one of the fools

Could Denver Become the New Smog Capital of America? 

April Fool’s Day came a day early in Colorado, where the state government is locked in a bitter and apparently partisan battle over the so-called Clean Power Plan designed to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.  As you know, the U.S. Supreme Court put a hold on these landmark standards, but many state governments are still moving ahead with planning.

One place where all hell is breaking loose is Colorado, where Republicans are hell-bent on defunding state planning efforts.  As has been reported, these miscreants would strip money away from the state’s air quality planning agency.

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/03/31/hickenlooper-issues-warning-about-anti-fracking-ballot-measure/

Enter Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who has defended the Clean Power Plan and — of course — wants to keep that money.  Well and good.  But is Hickenlooper making a deal with the devil to achieve that?

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The Clean Air Act is the law that defines EPA's responsibilities for protecting and improving the nation's air quality and the stratospheric ozone layer. The last major change in the law, the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, was enacted by Congress in 1990. Legislation passed since then has made several minor changes.