19 Oct '11, 11pm

EPA Defies Republicans – Announces Better Data-Gathering on Air Pollution Harm Anyway

EPA Defies Republicans – Announces Better Data-Gathering on Air Pollution Harm Anyway

Even as the Republican majority in the House is shutting down the science associated with air pollution, and has passed an astounding 168 bills hampering the EPA’s ability to collect data on (or act to prevent) the harm of pollutants, the EPA is making improvements in its ability to study the interaction of weather and harmful air pollution. The EPA today announced a more up to the minute refinement of the decades-old method used in gathering its data: the Community Multi-scale Air Quality model (CMAQ) that the National Weather Service uses as the model to produce daily forecasts for ozone air quality and other harmful health effects of the use of dirty energy. The new modeling improves forecasting ability, in predicting for example the daily danger level of smog over natural geological “basins” like Los Angeles. Republican bills to shut down EPA New data or old, however, ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/10/19/epa-defies-republican...

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