This is not a story that will ever make national headlines. It hardly even got a respectably-sized article in the town where it’s taking place. But for beat-down citizen-soldiers of the air wars looking for proof that their own local battles can affect national policy, it’s a tale worth telling. Yesterday, the Department of Justice…

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  Word comes that Lehigh's Glens Falls New York cement plant is applying for a another version of a "Landfill in the Sky" permit that would allow them to burn International Paper's"Enviro Fuel Cubes" made-up of all kinds of wood and paper waste. Lehigh says the cubes reduce Sulfur Dioxide pollution. So do Scrubbers. On the other hand,…

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Unlike Texas, Wyoming’s Governor actually recommended that his shale-producing counties be included in smog “non-attainment areas” because of the pollution from gas industry sources. The EPA has agreed and now will draw boundaries for one of the most unique such areas in the entire country. That’s because unlike DFW and just about every metropolitan area…

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Despite DFW and Houston having very bad smog years, the Austin-San Marco Metropolitan Area managed to achieve compliance with the new 75 parts per billion ozone standard in 2011 – but just barely. The San Marcos Mercury runs down the particulars, including the origin of Central Texas air pollution where half of the amount of…

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