Please comment on the smog plan

Your comments on the DEP proposal can be submitted directly to the Environmental Quality Board by June 30, 2014. Read CAB’s comments below.

Online Comments

Comments, including the one page summary, may be submitted to the EQB by accessing the EQB’s Online Public Comment System at:

http://www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/RegComments

Note regarding the online system: If an acknowledgement of comments submitted online is not received by the sender within two business days, the comments should be re-sent to the EQB to ensure receipt.

Written Comments

Written comments and summaries can also be mailed to Environmental Quality Board, P.O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477.

All comments must be received by the EQB on or before the close of the public comment period, Monday, June 30, 2014

Clean Air Board community meeting, August 1

Please join us for a Clean Air Board community meeting Thursday evening, Aug. 1 at 7pm.

We will meet at Panera Bread in the Carlisle Commons,  40 Noble Boulevard, Carlisle, PA 17013

Bring your questions and concerns.  Help us plan fall community events.

Particle pollution numbers rise for Carlisle area

From the Sentinel – cumberlink.com

HARRISBURG — Particle pollution continues to be a concern in Central Pennsylvania, according to the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2012 report released Tuesday.

And it’s a concern that seems to only be getting worse.

The Harrisburg-Carlisle-Lebanon metro area went in the opposite direction of much of the rest of the country when its number of bad air days for particle pollution increased from 4.3 to 6.3 days per year, shifting the area’s rank from 39th worst in the country to 17th.

Read more: http://cumberlink.com/news/local/particle-pollution-numbers-rise-for-carlisle-area/article_a0cb738e-8e6b-11e1-a4ff-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz1t4FYPUIJ

Carlisle Road Diet Wins CABBIE award

Carlisle Road Diet Wins CABBIE award

WHTM ABC new features road diet award.

Mercury pollution concern grows in Pennsylvania

Op-Ed by Tami Davis Biddle

Pennsylvanians face a continuing risk from mercury pollution. The Keystone and Conemaugh coal- fired power plants, both in Pennsylvania, are the second- and fourth-highest mercury emitters in the nation. In addition, Pennsylvanians feel the effects of other mercury polluters in neighboring states, including Ohio and West Virginia.

More than one-third of all the mercury pollution from power plants in the U.S. comes from plants in Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. All this puts our state residents at risk of exposure to mercury, a substance that the American Medical Association has called “a global pollutant, a major contaminant in the marine food supply, a serious neurotoxin, particularly in the developing fetus and possibly a promoter of cardiovascular disease.”

Read more at PennLive.com: http://www.pennlive.com/editorials/index.ssf/2011/03/mercury_pollution_concern_grow.html

Clean Air Board honored by Cumberland Valley Trout Unlimited

CAB was honored Saturday by the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

CVTU held its annual Limestoner Conservation Banquet at Carlisle Barracks.

The coldwater conservation organization presented CAB  with its 2011 Limestoner Award, an honor recognizing the board’s “dedication and outstanding contributions toward the promotion of improving air quality to protect health and quality of life by reducing particulate matter fallout in our natural watershed and our precious cold water resources.”

For more information, go to the Carlisle Sentinel: http://www.cumberlink.com/news/local/article_41c80f54-5150-11e0-a2e2-001cc4c03286.html

 

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