Air Scare next?

I caught an article in today’s Arizona Republic and just had to roll my eyes and think “there’s a no-brainer for you”. It is common knowledge that the EPA lowered the air quality standards of acceptable limits from 84 ppb (parts per billion) to 75 ppb, so when I see a headline that states the EPA will deem more areas smoggy, you have to wonder where the news is.

They do this, while at the same time also changing the acceptable limits on fine particulate matter (i.e. agricultural activity, vehicle exhaust, and emissions from coal-fired power plants). On one hand the daily allowable limit was lowered to a level just below what scientists deem acceptable, then up yearly allowable limit slightly higher. You might think that balances out, but apparently the scientists don’t, and they are the ones doing the actual work! The EPA is apparently even ignoring the advice of is own scientists on this one (not that this is anything new). You can read about this here.

HELLLLLOOO is anyone home? Of course there will now be more areas deemed smoggy; of course urban areas will have MORE high pollution advisory days (hpa). It doesn’t take a degree in physics, in fact it doesn’t take a degree in anything, to see that one.

And just to add insult to injury, the EPA FINES cities for their “bad air days”. I guess they need more money and instead of raising the fines and having the cities balk, they just lowered the acceptable air quality. And let me tell you, living in the desert, even the dust and sand picked up by the slightest breeze most of the dry year is counted, as IF anyone can control Mother Nature.

Of course, given the global warming scare, and the drugs in our water suppy scare, and all the food scares lately…….what the hell is another scare anyway, right?

Let’s not forget also that we had no obesity epidemic UNTIL they LOWERED the BMI and created 30+ million obese people overnight. And when the acceptable level of bad cholesterol was lowered that created how many millions of “walking heart attacks” overnight?


EPA to deem more areas smoggy

USA Today
Apr. 23, 2008 12:00 AM
Smaller metropolitan areas, not gritty urban centers, are the most likely to be labeled as smoggy under a strict definition that the Environmental Protection Agency announced last month, an analysis by USA Today has found.

The new limit also would ensnare many communities that contain large expanses of pristine wilderness.

Under the EPA’s old limit, set in 1997, air was unhealthful if it had an average of more than 84 parts per billion of ozone. The new limit is 75 ppb or more.

The new EPA limit takes effect in two years. Using the 2004 to 2006 data, the most recent available, the USA Today analysis shows:

• Counties in metro areas of more than 1 million people, which now account for two-thirds of U.S. counties with unhealthful air, would account for 40 percent of new violators.

• The number of high-smog counties with fewer than 250,000 people would jump to 47 from five.

This all just ties in and connects in my brain as another piece to this global social engineering/behaviour modification experiment that seems to be going on. Just keep adding one more thing to fear on top of all the others and eventually the sheeple will succumb to living the way a few elitists want us to…….right under their thumbs and begging for scraps.

Are you seeing the picture yet? Or is your head buried so deeply someplace the sun never shines that you can’t see anything? Government is running amok and becoming more and more powerful by the day. In these United States of America, it is US – We The People – the ordinary citizens – who are supposed to control the government. The government is NOT supposed to control us.

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~ by swfreedomlover on April 23, 2008.

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