Friday, June 2, 2017

WI DNR issues dirty alert it could have posted earlier

It's important to remember when you absorb the ozone alert the WI DNR just posted for the Lakefront counties, below, that
Smoke stacks from a factory.
a) it gives the lie to agency Secretary Cathy Stepp's recent gushing about Wisconsin's air quality, and b) rightwing Wisconsin GOP Gov. and big business bellhop Scott Walker and Stepp changed what had been a two-stage ozone art system to just the final warning, eliminating crucial information for people headed outdoors to exercise, or who have allergies, heart conditions, breathing problems and other health issues, that conditions were building towards the eventual dirty air alert.

I have been writing about this since these 'chamber of commerce mentality' toadies took control of the state and the DNR in 2011.

For shame!

Advisory for Ozone (Orange)

Start Time: 4:44PM CT Friday, June 2, 2017
End Time: 11:59PM CT Friday, June 2, 2017
Counties: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan


Air Quality Index
(AQI) Values
Levels of Health ConcernColors
When the AQI
is in this range:
...air quality conditions symbolized 
by this color:
0 to 50GoodGreen
51 to 100ModerateYellow
101 to 150Unhealthy for
Sensitive Groups
151 to 200UnhealthyRed
201 to 300Very UnhealthyPurple
301 to 500HazardousMaroon

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