Thursday, January 04, 2018

Zombie EPA Regs. And Stupid Greenie Tricks, Too!!

Obozo's EPA--if left alone--will succeed in achieving Obozo's goal of demolishing America.  And it'll start right here in SE Wisconsin!

...the EPA’s recent proposal to classify more Wisconsin counties as falling short on ozone pollution standards will harm businesses, while environmental groups are focusing more on human health impacts.

Affected are: Racine, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Waukesha and Washington counties, and parts of Kenosha, Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Door counties.

These parts of the state would receive “nonattainment” designation with the EPA’s 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone. These standards, put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Obama administration, shifted the definition for clean air from 75 parts-per-billion of ozone down to 70 ppb
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Yup.  Your car must STILL pass "emissions check" before you may drive it.  Nice, eh??  Because you have plenty of time to drive around and then wait around to get your car checked.  And plenty of money to spend on leaky gasoline-caps, right?  Or new cars!!  What a great program this really is!!!

By the way, the arguments FOR this crap are ludicrous on their face.

...Jon Drewsen, communications manager for Clean Wisconsin, says these designations are put in place to protect people from the health and economic costs of air pollution.

“Air quality in these counties is poor, and ozone is contributing to that bad air quality. And when air quality is poor, that’s bad for public health,” Drewsen said. “It’s clear that ozone pollution contributes to respiratory issues like asthma and emphysema.

Oh, really, Jon?  So back in the 1950's and '60's, when asthma and emphysema were NOT as prevalent, there was no air pollution?  You have a serious logic deficiency, Jon.  Seek treatment.

Here's another example of The Stupids:

....Bill Davis, director of Wisconsin’s John Muir chapter of the national Sierra Club, says the pressures on businesses and local governments that would come with this designation aren’t necessarily a bad thing.

“One thing we’ve seen since the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act passed in the early 70s, is they have driven innovation,” Davis said. “They were intended to do so, and that’s the way it worked out -- innovation, different thinking has come out of these sorts of challenges."

Davis points to examples like Sheboygan and Chicago as areas that have received nonattainment designation and still thrived economically.,,,

They "thrived" because of what, Bill??  More important, perhaps they could have "thrived" MORE without Zombie Obozo EPA tightening the noose.    

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