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kas125 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 05:54 PM
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IDEM top official to EPA: Focus on air pollution, not climate change
IDEM top official to EPA: Focus on air pollution, not climate change

September 20, 2010
BY GITTE LAASBY, (219) 648-2183

Indiana's top environmental official is still not buying into climate change or that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should work to halt it. Environmentalists say he's "getting in the way of science" and going against EPA's mission to protect public health.

In a letter to the EPA about EPA's goals for 2011-2015, Indiana Department of Environmental Management Commissioner Tom Easterly told EPA to focus more on reducing regular air pollution than on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

"Indiana suggests that the Goal 'Taking Action on Climate Change and Improving Air Quality' be split into two separate goals and that much more emphasis should be placed on Improving Air Quality than on Taking Action on Climate Change," Easterly wrote.

Environmentalists said Easterly doesn't want to take action on either climate change or regular air pollution.

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http://www.post-trib.com/news/2726122,easterlyghg0920.a...
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-10 11:21 PM
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1. What are his qualifications in environmental issues?
Absolutely not a damn thing! No degree or education in the field.
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plantwomyn Donating Member (779 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-10 08:43 AM
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2. Can anyone say dispersants?
Target what is visible, then put out the propaganda that they are cleaning up pollution. No matter that CO2 is an invisible killer, no matter that mercury is so prevalent that you can't eat the fish from out streams and lake, you can't see it. Out of sight out of mind.
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