Why didn’t we think of this simple and eloquent solution to the DFW air pollution problem? Of course, we couldn’t move the monitors to Oklahoma, because it turns out our crap ends up blowing that direction a lot and its’ causing their smog levels to spike. We can’t move them to East Texas or Waco…

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Another late August day, another rise in DFW’s smog “Design Value,” another monitor breaking the law. Friday wasn’t as bad as Thursday, but it was bad enough. Keller’s air monitor recorded a new season-high benchmark “Design Value” of 92 parts per billion. Two days ago it was 90. As of today, Keller’s smog level is…

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Yesterday was the single worst day for ozone pollution in DFW this year. How bad was it? Over a third of DFW’s air monitors – 8 of 21 – had their ozone season highs for eight-hour readings set by yesterday’s smog. Six of those were “exceedences” of the old 8-hour 85 ppb federal ozone standard.…

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