Tuesday, May 20, 2008

EPA Says Region's Air Needs To Be Cleaner Yet

President George W. Bush's Environmental Protection Agency says southeastern Wisconsin still has a way to go to meet modest federal smog standards.

This turns back efforts by interests ranging from Gov. Jim Doyle to the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce who think the EPA standard is too tough.

So even though we have known unhealthy levels of smog and other air pollutants in the region, the feds say we need more anti-pollution efort done successfully before we can be removed from certain clean air requirements and regulation.

The ironies here are enough to make a grown person cry - - or at at least get their eyes watering.

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