These days, it can come as a surprise to see politicians actually work together in a positive way. With the announcement of a new environmental effort, it looks as though at least 10 politicians have found common ground: they wan to create cleaner air in their cities.
Getting problems fixed the first time isn't just a noble goal but often a necessity for the health of community residents. Say, for example, a community's water is polluted with bacteria that poses a health risk. A trial and error process of fixing that water contamination problem just won't do.
It sounds like an odd combination of land use. There is a blueberry farm, cattle and homes on the acres of land near where a Georgia landfill once operated. That variety of land use didn't go on without a battle, though it sounds as though the environmental lawsuit is over.
Ask your neighbor next door or the stranger next to you at a coffee shop and they will probably agree with you that life is busy. There are countless things on various to-do lists.
Clean air advocates who have worried about pollution caused by heaters and woodstoves are celebrating. The Environmental Protection Agency proposes new standards regarding the devices. If the clean air proposal becomes law, those responsible for residential heaters and woodstoves have a new worry on their shoulders.