Smog Rules Could Cost Industry $90B–and Save $100B on Health Costs

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    Smog Rules Could Cost Industry $90B–and Save $100B on Health Costs | 80beats | Discover Magazine


    If the estimates are accurate, this is a fine example of the purpose of such regulation.
     
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    And thousands of lives, preventing the development of asthma in many children.
     
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    We are #1 on prescribing Asthma drugs.
     
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    If it's truely that important to make this change, why are they phasing it in over 20 years?

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    We're #1 in prescribing just about all kinds of drugs....So what?
     
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    If I had to chance a guess, I'd say it's to give time for
    1)development of technology to make it feasible for the automotive industry to produce sufficiently clean verticals

    2)the phasing out of older vehicles, lawn mowers, et al

    3)the development of solar, wind, geothermal, and nuclear energy to facilitate

    4)the phasing out of power plants driven by fossil fuels

    It seems they're trying to clean things up without destroying America's ability to produce power and travel....
     
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    It's a fine example of federal overreach, as smog is a local problem.

    The hacks writing the story also left out the fact that temperature inversion is the key atmospheric element for the forming of smog. But since none of them can control the weather, they failed to mention it.

    How conveeeeeenient.
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    And about #50 in longevity. Hmmm........
     
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    And this smog stays local? Does not mix and blow over the rest of the Nation?

    Ah, Dooodeeee......., you are waxing exceedingly stupid again.
     
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    Were you born this idiotic or is it a life's work?

    Once the inversion relents, the smog (most of it dust and other localized particulate matter) disperses and is eventually naturally mitigated.
     

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