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Hyperlinks to Articles of Interest February 2015

February 1, 2015 Testimony onslaught at Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly delays air quality vote Fairbanks Delays Vote On Air Quality Regulations Final wood burning hearing held in Provo Utah County residents oppose ban on wood burning Hundreds gather for final public comment meeting on proposed wood burning ban in Utah Why your fireplace is ruining the environment UMF gets OK to build biomass heating plant as natural gas hopes fizzle Report Shows How Fracking Industry’s Failure to Follow Regulations Impacts Human Health EPA chief headed to Vatican to talk climate change U.S. EPA chief seeks Vatican support on climate protection EPA administrator at Vatican ahead of encyclical Nuclear Power Needs to Double to Meet Warming Goal Cylvia Hayes discloses additional $118,000 in consulting fees from green energy group City employee allegedly fired for ‘speaking in tongues’ sues to get job back NSW coal seam gas project suspended after dangerous chemicals detected Canada is trading away its environmental rights Are Ohio regulators biased toward frackers? Report: Fracking failures lead to environmental harm in area and state The GOP’s plan to stop environmental protections: attack science EPA hears from the North Texas public Thursday on a stronger smog standard EPA Exploits Americans’ Worries To Promote Its Agenda Exposed EPA Memo: Tie Fighting Global Warming to Americans’ ‘Personal Worries’ Memo Reveals Bogus EPA Climate Strategy Natural Gas Boom Brings Major Growth for U.S. Chemical Plants Overwhelming support for US LNG exports bill Death of a Shalesman: U.S. Energy Independence Is a Fairy Tale House Puts Regulators on Notice Tacoma fixed air problem, looks for EPA approval Upending EPA’s science on pollution and asthma The Dangers of Burning Wood for Heating Sample Wood Smoke Nuisance Regulations Respiratory Dangers from Wood Smoke Hundreds of Utahns in 4 cities rally for clean air EPA’s methane crackdown to come slow and easy Emotional Loren blasts poor implementation of environmental laws NGSS supporters and the Wyoming Legislature testimony Quote of the Day

tallbloke.wordpress.Oops! One wrong equation caused the #climate scare! Public and Scientists’ Views on Science and Society Did the EPA repent or did they continue the kids exposure experiments? Documents contradict EPA claim that it stopped diesel fume tests on kids WAPO complains about bills to require scientific integrity The GOP’s plan to stop environmental protections: attack science Bonferroni correction Wood Stove Smoke Is Killing Us Wood Burning Illegal in Belmont on Tuesday Environmental Protection Agency Is Useless Fracking is making state and Phila. energy leaders Wood-burning ban coming off the table Complete wood burning ban seems off the table…for now Gas crisis forces residents to scavenge for wood Anti-Clean Air Rally in Utah? Proposed seasonal wood-burning ban faces likely revision Lake Erie Moment: McKean couple get a new wood stove and a toasty house EPA approves new woodstove emissions standards Residents: no ban on wood burning Largest newspaper in Oregon calls on Dem governor to resign in green energy scandals Europe’s Energy Independence Drive Goes off the Rails EPA could tighten woodstove manufacture specifications Wood Smoke Ban Discussion Update Woodstove debate in Parksville: to burn or to ban? THE TOXICITY OF OUR CITY EPA Finalizes Updates to Air Standards for Future Wood Heaters/Phased-in updates will ensure a smooth transition to cleaner and more efficient wood heaters Anti-fracking Coalition Calls for Shutdown of Toxic Injection Wells Burn wood at home? New rules limit emissions Proposed burning bylaw has some locals fuming Government selling down its green energy fund holding EPA Region 6 Changes the Rules of the Game to Trump States on Regional Haze A nice lady asked me if this was a problem EPA is a cesspool of corruption PRESS RELEASE: Senator Blunt Continues Fight Against Burdensome Regs, Works To Protect Rural Families From Costly Wood Stove EPA Rule Blunt works to douse EPA’s proposed wood stove rule Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber resigns amid ethics scandal Oregon’s Governor and the Grifter(s) Gov. Kitzhaber Resigns Amidst Green Energy Scandal Green Scandal Sinks Oregon Governor Kitzhaber and the Greedy Greens Will EPA Be Able to Avoid Regulating Existing Sources of Methane? Box Elder requests wood burning ban exemption How This Phony CIA Agent Pulled Off a ‘Scam’ to Impose Environmental Regulations on Americans EPA Under Fire for Concealing Controversial Scientific Data, Silencing Skeptics EPA’s Playbook Unveiled: A Story of Fraud, Deceit, and Secret Science Tuesday Another No-Burn Day LETTER: Eliminate EPA for more transportation funds Fracking fears are overblown; industry working to assuage them Congressional Democrats seek to step up fracking oversight States Drag Their Feet on Congressman’s Frack Waste Investigation Secretary Kerry and EPA Administrator McCarthy To Launch International Air Quality Program Poet helps bring ethanol-fueled stoves to Haiti Cantabrians could face $350 fines for smoky chimneys Wood-burning banned in L.A., O.C. until Thursday due to high levels of air pollution Remarks at a Signing Ceremony for the Agreement to Enhance Post Air Quality Monitoring and Action Overseas with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Rep. Welch: New Legislation Would Make It More Affordable to Install Wood Heating Systems US to monitor air pollution at embassies worldwide NRDC’s *Laughable* Defense against Sen. Vitter’s Collusion Charges Plan’s mixed response War begins on Timaru’s smog issue Central, high school programs measuring pollution Fawlty Towers and Ivory Towers More on small particle air pollution–African Dust, intercontinental dust–toxicology CFACT to EPA: Drop job-killing ozone rules CFACT testifies against EPA’s job-killing ozone rule Saturday a No-Burn Day Flaring of natural gas unwanted Sierra Club took $26M from natural gas EPA “Anticipates” Expanding Agency Toolkit for Fashioning Statistical Lies No serious toxic levels found in refinery blast samples House Works: Keeping the home fires burning Utahns opposed to wintertime wood burning ban Farmer: Timaru council needs to up game on heating appliances Clean air measure dies in Utah Senate EPA BS epidemiology and risk assessment on air pollution Lawsuit Filed to Protect People, Wildlife From Toxic Soot Pollution Neighbors’ health, local gov’t control at stake

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