Friday, June 19, 2020

Continuing WI smog sits where Walker won loosened air quality standards

Wisconsin's smog alert is back for a third recent day, so people with breathing problems and other cardio-vascular issues should definitely limit their outdoor activities.

Also - don't forget Walker's relentless war on cleaner air.

And please don't forget his final favor from Trump's EPA that loosened air quality standards in the Lakeshore/Foxconn zone.

Smoke stacks from a factory.
Big win for smog and Walker, as the Chicago Tribune put it.
The Trump administration on Tuesday exempted most of southeast Wisconsin from the latest federal limits on lung-damaging smog pollution, delivering a political victory to Gov. Scott Walker as he makes a new Foxconn Technology Group factory the centerpiece of his re-election campaign.
By dramatically reducing the size of the areas required to crack down on smog, Trump EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt overruled the agency's career staff, a move that will save Foxconn from having to make expensive improvements as it builds a sprawling new electronics plant in Racine County, just north of the Illinois border in an area with some of the state's dirtiest air.

And in a sad and sick irony, while none of the promised flat-screen big-screen TVs have yet to be made as we close in on the third anniversary of the multi-billion Foxconn boondoggle, ventilator-production to assist with breathing difficulties is on the horizon.

Advisory for Ozone (Orange)

Start Time: 12:00PM CT Friday, June 19, 2020
End Time: 11:00PM CT Friday, June 19, 2020
Counties: Brown, Calumet, Dodge, Door, Fond du Lac, Jefferson, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Winnebago


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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