"Gas Emissions are too far west to impact DFW air quality." That was a statement by a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality air staffer at a Technical Committee meeting of the North Texas Clean Air Steering Committee in 2010 early on in the process of discussing a new clean air plan for DFW. That would…

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High ozone levels continued to take their toll on people and monitors Wednesday. Grapevine joined the Hinton Street Dallas monitor in recording its fourth "exccedence" of the old 1997 85 ppb smog standard and so establishing an official violaiton of it. This is an 8-hour standard wherein the average over eight hourly readings must be…

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On Monday, the Obama Administration announced that it was re-writing new pollution rules for cement plant pollution on the eve of their implementation, including delaying compliance by two years, almost doubling the soot pollution standard, and giving up trying to monitor that pollution in real time. This is an unacceptable rollback in emission rules that…

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Ozone Non-Attainment Day is a traditional annual DFW event. Every summer there's a day when one or more air quality monitors records its fourth "exceedence" of whatever national ozone standard the region is violating. Then and only then does the monitor officially violate the Clean Air Act and put DFW in "Non-Attainment" of clean air…

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What local news reports called a "massive fire" swept through the piles of industrial wastes waiting to be burned at the Argos Cement Plant in Harleyville South Carolina yesterday. Ten workers escaped injury, but the fire was so intense that it required the assistance of outside fire departments totaling 75 firefighters, three trucks and two…

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