Improving Air Quality

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Proposal: Measure air quality in known traffic bottleneck areas

What effect does traffic congestion have on the environment. Automogile emissions are measurable, I propose a study to measue the effects in known conjested highways (and highway intersections , find the peek rush hours, coordinate ariel photos to count motor vehicles passing through target areas, and lastly report and revisit. Make suggestions for improvement.

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Socal Green Taxi Program

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES First duty is to offer proper and suitable advice to each contracted client. For a CNG Conversion Kit as approved by the EPA & CARB. Promote sustainability programs and services to local & county based Taxi & Ground Transportation businesses as an advocate resource. Develop and coordinate the successful transition needs of each business and customer as they are introduced to all alternative fuel ...more »

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Make Background Radiation & Radon Progeny Maps Available.

After Fukushima, we invested in some measuring gear, and have been surprised by what we see. As a layman, have taken a number of roadside readings over a significant swath in my travels in Colorado and Wyoming, and the observations suggest a couple widespread issues: 1) apparently elevated background radiation; 2) radioactive isotopes being deposited on surfaces by rainwater (and likely inhaled in moist rain air). The ...more »

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E15

Just read recommendation to allow E15 fuel to be sold. Yes you say it is for 2001 or later highway vehicles. Do you assume that retailers can afford the tanks and pumps to also carry fuel for older and Marine products? Is it cheaper or more expensive for refineries to blend several types of fuel rather than one? Whats happens when the public realizes that they get less fuel Mileage on E fuel? When we figure out how to ...more »

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No More Burning

In Lancaster County PA, many Farmers tell you they don't read or speak English so they doln't know they are breaking the law when their livestock stands in creeks or when they burn huge plastic containers off State Road 89s beween Strasburg and Delaware. Many people from all backgrounds, burn their garbage after 5 and on weekends when no Fire Marshall is working. Start a Youth Facebook/Kindle/IPhone program to create ...more »

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Criminalize Exposing Others to Secondhand Smoke

Tobacco smoke is a known known danger. It is proven to be carcinogenic, and directly leads to numerous diseases. If it were a new industrial chemical that a corporation accidentally exposed millions of people to (think asbestos), we would not hesitate to ban it. However, if a person lights a cigarette next to you on the street, a restaurant patio, or near your open home windows, there are no repercussions to the smoker, ...more »

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Energy efffecient school buses

I'm an educator and I wonder why we can't change our school buses to be hybrid or more energy efficient in some way!

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Require no-idling technology in all new cars

Idle start/stop systems shut a car down when it is idling. Since idling causes unnecessary emissions, why not do more than encourage drivers not to idle?

Some cars already have this technology, such as Toyota Prius and Mini Cooper. And some car manufacturers are already planning on using this for all their cars in the future, such as Mazda and Ford. We should require it of all new cars.

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End Subsidies for Oil and Big Agribusiness

The top two polluters on this planet receive some of the largest tax breaks on this planet. It's time to stop enabling polluters. If the EPA really wants to clean up the planet, they will start with the worst offenders.

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Encourage Alternative Commuting & Avoid Wasting Public Funds

An important issue to consider for improved air quality is transportation in daily commuting to work. This implies cracking the solo-driving conundrum. Recently, the Bay Area suggested to tax drivers up to 10 cents per mile to ease traffic and pollution. On the contrary, instead of increasing taxes, we suggest to reduce costs and reduce spending by encouraging employees, employers and their businesses to use alternative ...more »

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Burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan

http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/afghanistan/leaked-memo-afghan-burn-pit-could-wreck-troops-hearts-lungs-1.177939#

 

are you guys doing anything about this? I'm deployed to Afghanistan and have to breath this in everyday because we are located close to the burn pit

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Burning shiny paper from magazines??

My comment is a question please. I get a lot of magazines with shiny pages. I am told not to burn them because they give off taxic gases because of the ink. I make biomass briquettes from shredded paper, grass clippings, and wood chips. Can I shred these shiny magazine pages to make briquettes for burning? Does the ink give off poison gases? jakesunrider@yahoo.com. thanks

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