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"Farmers Fear Tighter Limits on Dust"

Republicans in Congress are whipping up fear among Midwest farmers that EPA will burden them with tighter dust-control regulations. The only problem is that it isn't true.

"Arizona farmer Kevin Rogers has a new routine in the morning: Checking the wind. If it’s too high, he’s required to park his tractors and combines for the day to keep from kicking up dust that’s long been a major cause of air pollution in the Phoenix area.

Source: Des Moines Register, 09/19/2011
October 4, 2011 to October 7, 2011

Greenbuild NEXT International Conference and Expo

Greenbuild NEXT, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will be the first time the U.S. Green Building Council is hosting Greenbuild outside the United States. The conference and expo will celebrate what's NEXT for green building.

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Proposed Rule To Target Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Mileage

By Sept. 28, 2011, EPA and the US Dept. of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say they will jointly release proposed standards designed to significantly increase fuel mileage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from passenger cars, light trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles in model years 2017-2025.

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"Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: Terror In The Dust"

"Ten years later, responders who breathed the toxic dust and noxious fumes at New York City’s Ground Zero while searching for survivors are still suffering the effects of the attacks.  The environmental hazards at the World Trade Center disaster site – mercury from fluorescent light bulbs, dioxin and benzene emitted as the jets burned, asbestos from the building materials, and more – have caused post-traumatic symptoms, severe respiratory ailments, immune problems and, some suspect, a greatly increased cancer risk."

Source: CNN, 09/08/2011

"Ozone In Smog Damages Health Even At Current Level"

"Health experts lamented a move by U.S. President Barack Obama to halt rules on limiting smog pollution, saying the decision could endanger many people already susceptible to respiratory problems.

Under pressure from businesses and Republican lawmakers, the Environmental Protection Agency had delayed issuing a rule on ozone limits several times. On Friday, Obama unexpectedly told the EPA to withdraw the clean-air initiative. Even at current levels, doctors and public health groups warn that ozone, a key smog ingredient, is harmful, especially for those already suffering from lung diseases."

Source: Reuters, 09/07/2011
May 14, 2012 to May 17, 2012

2012 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo

The Alternative Clean Transportaion (ACT) Expo is the largest alternative fuels and clean vehicle technologies show in North America.

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