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Sunday, October 19, 2003

Smog Happens

USA Today reports that air quality improved during the greed-and-avarice-uber-alles Reagan years, but air quality worsened during the Kyoto-and-caring-uber-alles Clinton years.
The amount of smog over the USA failed to decline during the past decade despite a nationwide effort to improve air quality, statistics from the Environmental Protection Agency show.
Smog levels dropped during the 1980s. But the latest edition of the EPA's annual report on air quality shows that smog levels didn't get better from 1993 through 2002. Independent scientists have drawn similar conclusions.

"It's a bit of a black eye for EPA," says Daniel Jacob, a Harvard University chemist who studies smog. "We were making progress in the '80s, and the progress has halted."
Go fugging figure. - Smoggy skies persist despite decade of work

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