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E-M:/ Friday Talk of the Nation....on interstate pollution issues

Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>

This alert will be of interest to citizens in Michigan on whose behalf the 
Administration is suing to block enforcement of the clean air act to
deal with transported air pollution from Michigan and other midwest states
that affects smog in the Northeastern U.S.

A buddy just called me to let me know that National Public Radio's
Talk of the Nation program is running a promo for Friday (10/15) at 3 PM 
on a show that will deal
with interstate air pollution on its second one hour Talk of the Nation 
"Science Friday"
segment.    The national call-in number is (800) 989-8255

I finally got the following off of their web site....at

October 15, 1999:

Hour Two: Trans-boundary Air Pollution

This week, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer threatened several New 
York power plants with
lawsuits forcing them to cut emissions. Spitzer's announcement comes on the 
heels of New York plans to
bring suit against seventeen midwestern power plants, seeking reductions in 
ozone, VOC (volatile organic
compounds) and NOx (nitrogen oxides) emissions.

The issue of trans-boundary air pollution has long been a contentious
one between northeastern states and states in the midwest. Canada
also has accused the U.S. of polluting its airspace with emissions
from cars, factories, and power plants. The basic problem is simple
-- some places say that pollution in their area really is coming from
emissions in other areas. But the story surrounding the issue is more
complex, involving the economics of power production, the text of
the Clean Air Act (which exempted some power plants from having
to install pollution-gobbling scrubbers) and the meteorology of air
flow above the U.S.

Are the air pollution problems in the Northeast really the fault of
companies in the west? What's a bigger factor in creating air
pollution, factories or cars? And who should be responsible for
cleaning up the air? We'll try to clear the air on this hour of Science

                                                               Photo: Leroy 
Woodson, US EPA


          Carol Browner
          United States Environmental Protection Agency
          Washington, DC

          Frank O'Donnell
          Executive Director
          Clean Air Trust
          Washington, DC

          David Flannery
          Legal Counsel
          Midwest Ozone Group

          Paul Miller
          Senior Scientist
          Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management
          Boston, Massachussetts

          Books/Articles Discussed:

                                                         Search for books on:

          Related Links:

          Air Pollution - US EPA Office of Air and Radiation
          Clean Air Act - Table of Contents
          UN Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
          National Park Service Visibility Monitoring
          Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM)
          Midwest Ozone Group
          Power Magazine
          Main EPRI Page
          The Electric Utility WWW Resource List

          This segment produced by:
          Annette Heist
          Web producer:
          Charles Bergquist
          Site Editor
          Eliene Augenbraun

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