Tag Archives: air pollution

If the Tri-State were a State, we would be 3rd in the release of toxic chemicals to the air, nationwide.

August 14, 2012 – Press Release of  Valley Watch, Inc. Last week, headlines in this region showed that Kentucky placed first and Indiana fourth in the release of toxic chemicals to our air from coal plants, according to a study … Continue reading






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Athletics and Air Pollution-a fatal mix!

August 4, 2012-by John Blair valley watch.net editor Every summer of late, we see stories about how local athletes deal with heat, especially football players who wear heavy protective clothing and pads. Yes, heat is problem with athletes of all … Continue reading






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EPA proposes new fine particle Annual Standard. Still unclear what that will mean to SW Indiana.

June 15, 2012-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor EPA proposed a strengthening of the annual National Ambient Air Quality Standard for fine particles, which depending on exactly how the rule is interpreted, could force much of the Ohio Valley, including southwest … Continue reading






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Obama caves to industry on setting health standard for ozone

September 2, 2011- The White House Office of the Press Secretary Statement by the President on the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone Over the last two and half years, my administration, under the leadership of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, has … Continue reading






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EPA caves to industry again delaying a new health standard for ozone

July 26, 2011-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. In another disappointment for American health advocates, the Obama Administration has again delayed finalizing a new more protective standard for ozone in ambient air. Ironically, EPA has posted yet another Ozone Alert for … Continue reading






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Industry Lobbies President to Violate Clean Air Act & Defy Supreme Court Ruling

July 19, 2011-by John Walke in the NRDC Staff Blog  Lobbyists for the Business Roundtable and American Petroleum Institute deserve some form of twisted credit, I suppose. They are threatening the president and spitting on the law, but at least they are open about it. Officials … Continue reading






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Valley Watch responds to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

July 7, 2011- by John Blair, Valley Watch President. Valley Watch generally applauds the finalization of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. In fact we know that when fully implemented between now and 2014, the lives of many people in the … Continue reading






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Report Projects Health Impacts and Costs from Worsening Ozone. Ozone Pollution Could Cost Americans More Than $5 Billion in 2020

July 7. 2011-by the Union of Concerned Scientists Unchecked global warming could threaten public health and increase health costs by exacerbating ground-level ozone, according to a peer-reviewed report released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The report, “Climate … Continue reading






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Sulfate World

March 4, 2011-By John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. A chemist friend once told me that when the haze is gray, it is most likely consisted mostly of water vapor. But, he said, “When it is blue it is most likely sulfates.” … Continue reading






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