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SCIENTISTS ACCUSE INDUSTRY OF MANIPULATING MAJOR PM2.5 STUDY FINDINGS

Scientists involved in a major Atlanta-area study on the health effects of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution say the utility group funding the research is "inappropriately" interpreting its initial data as evidence that power plant emissions have a negligible impact on cardiovascular health, when compared to other PM2.5 sources such as mobile source emissions.

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REVISED SOUTH COAST RECLAIM PLAN STILL DRAWS FIRE FROM ALL SIDES

Further revisions to a proposal to amend the South Coast air district's RECLAIM credit trading program are still failing to satisfy any sides of the debate, with environmentalists asking for more pollution reduction and various industry coalitions seeking more trading privileges and a lower pollution-reduction mandate.

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LAO AGAIN TELLS LAWMAKERS ARB MUST CRACK DOWN ON DISTRICTS

The Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) is recommending again this year the Legislature pursue legislation requiring the air board to better oversee local air quality districts. But air pollution control officers say they like the degree of oversight they receive now from the board.

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ARB EASES DIESEL TRUCK RULE ON RURAL AREAS; UTILITIES SEEK MORE RELIEF

Air board staff has further relaxed for rural areas its proposed rule to reduce heavy-duty diesel engine emissions, but appears to be maintaining requirements on utilities and larger public fleets despite protests from those organizations. The rule, which may be considered by the board in February, was revised last month for the second time since May 2004.

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ARB INDOOR AIR REPORT SENT TO PEER REVIEWERS UNDER HEAVY CRITICISM

An air board report on indoor air quality, which recommends substantial regulatory actions to reduce emissions from a variety of indoor products, is headed to a peer review panel under heavy criticism from state and national industry groups, including home appliance manufacturers, carpet makers and builders. These groups are pressing board staff to delete recommendations for new emission standards for products, and maintain that the report is filled with misleading data and statements about the risks posed by these products.

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Outlook 2005 New Source Review Tracking

New Rulemakings

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Outlook 2005 Clean Air Tracking

REGULATION

Air Rule For Region X Indian Reservations

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Scientists Question Utility Claims About Air Pollution Health Effects

Scientists involved in a major study on the health effects of tiny soot particles in the Atlanta metropolitan area say a utility group that is funding the effort is "inappropriately" interpreting initial findings in a way that could ease future emission controls. The utility group says the findings show that power plant emissions have a "miniscule" impact on cardiovascular health when compared to air pollution from vehicles.

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Scientists Question Utility Claims About Air Pollution Health Effects

Scientists involved in a major study on the health effects of tiny soot particles in the Atlanta metropolitan area say a utility group that is funding the effort is "inappropriately" interpreting initial findings in a way that could ease future emission controls. The utility group says the findings show that power plant emissions have a "miniscule" impact on cardiovascular health when compared to air pollution from vehicles.

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Moderate Democrats Offer Environment Agenda For Western, Rural Voters

A centrist Democratic think tank has developed an environmental policy agenda for the next four years that is intended to appeal to western and rural voters. The policy recommendations are based on local and state initiatives that emphasize market-based approaches to reducing environmental contaminants, such as a cap-and-trade program for carbon dioxide emissions.

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