Posted on February 11, 2013 by cleanairboard
IdleAir opens its clean air heating and cooling station at the Flying J in Carlisle, PA off I-81, Exit 52. The IdleAir system provides clean air and other amenities to truck cabs during driver rest periods, without the need to install on-board generators or add-in devices.
For information, go to http://www.idleair.com/
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Posted on February 4, 2013 by cleanairboard
Come hear about & discuss–
-How EPA’s new particle standards will affect the Cumberland Valley
-New Clean Construction credits
-Updates on Black Carbon and climate change
Please join us at the next community meeting of the Clean Air Board on Thursday, February 7, at 7 p.m., at the Second Presbyterian Church, 528 Garland Drive, in Carlisle.
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Posted on January 16, 2013 by cleanairboard
Burning Fuel Particles Do More Damage to Climate Than Thought, Study Says
The tiny black particles released into the atmosphere by burning fuels are far more powerful agents of global warming than had previously been estimated, some of the world’s most prominent atmospheric scientists reported in a study issued on Tuesday.
The particles, which are known as black carbon and are the major component of soot, are the second most important contributor to global warming, according to the recent study.
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Posted on January 3, 2013 by cleanairboard
The Clean Air Board will not be meeting on Jan. 3. Our next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 7. Stay tuned for details.
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Posted on December 14, 2012 by cleanairboard
The Clean Air Board applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to set a stronger national air quality standard on fine particulate matter (PM2.5), also known as soot - one of the nation’s most lethal air pollutants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set limits on these airborne microscopic particles, following the findings by independent scientists that this pollutant causes premature death at levels well below what was considered safe.
The EPA tightened the limit, called the national ambient air quality standards, for the annual average level of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) to 12 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3) from the outdated standard set in 1997 of 15 µg/m3. “We have been waiting for this update of the national standard for a long time.” said Thomas Au, Clean Air Board president. “The public health studies supports strengthening the annual standard. Letting the public know where the air is dirty and dangerous is the first step to improving our health.”
For more info: <a href="http://www.epa.gov/air/particlepollution/2012/decfsstandards.pdf
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Posted on December 5, 2012 by cleanairboard
CAB will be holding a community meeting on Thursday evening, Dec. 6, at 7 pm. , at the Second Presbyterian Church, 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle, PA.
Diesel engines used during construction can emit soot and may cause respiratory problems! Students from Dickinson College will be presenting their ideas on cleaning up the air during local construction activities. The public is invited to hear their ideas. We will also be discussing ways to implement the law prohibiting diesel engines from idling unnecessarily.
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