The EPA has decreed that SE Wisconsin is "not in compliance."
Federal environmental regulators have declared Milwaukee, Waukesha and Racine counties not in compliance with a new and stronger standard for particle pollution.
...In Wisconsin, the largest sources are electric power plants, motor vehicles, industrial processes, off-road equipment, road dust and wood-burning stoves
You can draw whatever inference you like; something's going to stop, or be horrifically more expensive, or both.
We certainly won't need all that electricity if industry moves out! There's a solution!!
And what with Global Warming and all, you won't mind when the State or Feds sieze your woodburning stove. You won't need heat, after all....
You'll note that the "test" was conducted during a particularly interesting time:
The EPA measures particle pollution over a three-year period. From 2005 to 2007, Milwaukee County's measure was 41 micrograms per cubic meter over the three years
...during the largest single road-construction project in Wisconsin history; the Marquette Interchange rebuild.
Nothing like carefully choosing your statistical base.
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It's interesting to note that any time the air or water get cleaner, EPA/DNR raises the bar. And with the new administration, it's going to get worse.
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