EPA To Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Rule to Reduce Interstate Transport of Ozone and Fine Particle Pollution

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 08/13/2010 - 14:07.
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about half of the pollutants that cause smog in the Toronto region come from the U.S., meaning Ohioans effect Toronto's air quality nearly as much as Torontonians.
"about half of the pollutants that cause smog in the Toronto region come from the U.S.,
meaning Ohioans affect Toronto's air quality nearly as much as Torontonians.
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I intend to attend and testify at this EPA Public Hearing announced below - I am in favor of reducing Interstate Transport of Ozone and Fine Particle Pollution in every way possible, from the point sources out. My appropriate session is in EPA Region 5, in Chicago - there are also sessions in Philladelphia and Atlanta.

I encourage all environmentalists WORLDWIDE concerned about INTERSTATE TRANSPORT of pollution across the planet to attend one of these meetings or formally express your concerns in writing.

Those who are informed about public health and social welfare in my region share concerns about excessive source point pollution in Northeast Ohio, transporting across our community, as seen in the video below - produced by Mattie Reitman of the Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign, from a recent EPA Hearing in Cleveland, Ohio to challenge a license request from the coal-burning "Non-Profit, Private, Public-good" MCCO Foundation-owned powerplant that serves such quasi-private power needs as at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals... they want to guarantee their right to burn dirty coal dirty for at least five more years - sending most of 20,000 tons or so of their pollution INTERSTATE BABY!

One of my primary concerns is that pollution is not effectively monitored and managed in Ohio, as I introduce in my testimony above.

I shall expand upon my concerns in Chicago next week, and hope you shall attend and express your concerns about Interstate Transport of Ozone and Fine Particle Pollution to the EPA as well.

EPA To Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Rule to Reduce Interstate Transport of Ozone and Fine Particle Pollution

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold three public hearings on its proposed “transport rule,” which would cut power plant pollution that drifts across the borders of 31 eastern states and the District of Columbia. The proposed rule, along with local and state air pollution controls, is designed to help areas in the eastern United States meet existing national air quality health standards.

 

Each hearing will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m. local time, or later if necessary. The public may pre-register to speak at the hearings at a specific time. People also may register in person on the day of the hearing, but cannot be guaranteed a specific time slot.

The hearing dates and pre-registration deadlines are:


Aug. 19 - Chicago

Wyndham Chicago
633 North St. Clair

Pre-registration deadline: 5 p.m., Aug. 17

Aug. 26 - Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza – Warwick Hotel
1701 Locust St.
Pre-registration deadline: 5 p.m., Aug. 24

Sept. 1 - Atlanta
Renaissance Downtown Atlanta

590 West Peachtree St., NW

Pre-registration deadline: 5 p.m., Aug 30

To pre-register to speak at the hearings, please contact Pam Long at long [dot] pam [at] epa [dot] gov, or 919-541-0641.

 

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CONTACT:
Enesta Jones
jones [dot] enesta [at] epa [dot] gov
202-564-7873
202-564-4355

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2010

Location

Wyndham Chicago
633 North St. Clair (Also in Philadelphia and Atlanta)
Chicago, IL
United States
Phone: 202-564-7873 or 202-564-4355
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Canadian pollution travels this way too

We also need to hold the Canadian's responsible for their impact in our non-attainment areas.  I'm no meteorologist, but the prevailing winds do not travel from the south 100% of the time.  Any weather from the WNW, NW, N, NE, and ENE will impact Cuyahoga Counties compliance limits.

TRUTH be told.

Excellent point about Canadian pollution

Excellent point about Canadian pollution and we should work closely with the Canadians to address that - thanks

Disrupt IT