EPA withdraws air pollution policy

US Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing a decades-old air policy aimed at reining in some of the largest sources of hazardous pollutants like mercury and lead. Sources of air pollution previously classified as "major sources" may be reclassified as "area" sources when the facility limits its emissions below "major source" thresholds, the EPA said. Area sources are subject to less strict pollution control standards than major sources.

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It is not dramatic as it seems. This guidance does not change anything with regard to facilities emitting more pollution. It allows facilities who have done a good job REDUCING their pollution to drop from an arbitrary category of "major source" to one of a "minor source". That involves less paperwork but again, does not change actual emissions or regulations.

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In some Chinese cities, they have to build giant TV screens so people can see the sun on a TV because the smog is so thick. See, there is always some solution

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Just now, Stephen said:

In some Chinese cities, they have to build giant TV screens so people can see the sun on a TV because the smog is so thick. See, there is always some solution

In China, you don't see liberals going over there to protest and whine

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1 minute ago, JohnAtronis said:

In China, you don't see liberals going over there to protest and whine

 So John, life in a communist totalitarian state seems attractive to you? 

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oxygen mask $9.99 on Amazon. Hurry and bundle up

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The usual over the top hysteria from environmental activists. this country used to have great chemical industry and hundreds of thousands employed. Now its been reduced to local level and we have to rely on suppliers from hostile countries in South America & the Middle East for our needs.

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Just now, JohnAtronis said:

The usual over the top hysteria from environmental activists. this country used to have great chemical industry and hundreds of thousands employed. Now its been reduced to local level and we have to rely on suppliers from hostile countries in South America & the Middle East for our needs.

"hostile" countries where there are no pollution laws.

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