I wonder how accurate the claims are in the first place?
Any independent thoughts?
It was only in the last few years (say, five) that I became aware of the Ozone action days.
Where the official recommendations were to "leave" the place where I live. That doesn't sound so good.
It was only in the last few years that friends of mine with asthma complained of suffering.
And in the last few years my wife complaining of smoke, stink and other airborne "nuisances",
several times a week.
The Bush plan might be to simply lie some more. After all, what's one more?
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see . . . the bush plan for environmental improvement is working . . .
craig k harris
department of sociology
michigan agricultural experiment station
national food safety and toxicology center
institute for food and agricultural standards
michigan state university
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West Michigan's air quality has improved dramatically in the past five years as local factories scaled back or shut down, according to air pollution numbers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
For example, Kent County's factories pumped out nearly 2.6 million pounds of toxic air releases in 1999. In 2003, preliminary EPA figures report total emissions of less than 540,000 pounds -- an 80-percent decline.