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12:08pm Mark Langford re. Tailpipe Testing
.1:08pm Sig Christenson live from Iraq following
1 o'clock news
To: Alice in
From: Brad Messer in San Antonio
Re: Tailpipe Emissions Testing Silliness
Make the guest beds and leave the porch light on for us, because Bexar
County is about to enter Wonderland once again. Down is up, in is out,
and science means exactly what certain bureaucrats want it to mean.
Re: New AACOG computer model shows emissions testing
Just wanted to give everyone a "quick update" from today's
AACOG meeting. Based on newest computer modeling, if San Antonio were
to approve ASM and OBD II vehicle emissions testing, the reduction would
be less than 1/2 of 1 ppb... That's right....the actual percentage
is a .48% reduction in ozone. Not even a 1% reduction. So, for over
30 million dollars per year, we will be reducing our ozone levels by
less than 1/2 of 1 ppb.
Never mind that our monitors can be off by up to 20% and still meet
Citizens Organized for Good Science
Okay, now that
Mark has explained that AACOG's own figures show that this area wouldn't
benefit from emissions tests, explain this, folks. Below is the local
newspaper story on exactly the same thing, and it says pretty much
the opposite. And note that the Bexar County environmental wazoo is
in PASSIONATE LOVE with car emissions
tests despite all the valid scientific evidence showing that tailpipe
tests are virtually useless. The newspaper story is a superficial
piece of doodoo, if you would care for my unsolicited opinion, and
the Bexar County environmental services director's opinion on emissions
testing appears (to me) to be at least as superficial.
the newspaper stories you should have no doubt that (A) we could use
some better reporting on this vital local issue, and (B) Bexar County
is in deep space, orbiting Pluto, on the issue of tailpipe emissions
testing-- fixated on it as a solution to our local problems, fingers
in ears to prevent any facts from slipping into their made-up minds.
Oh, baby baby baby, I do wish some of these bureaucrats were publicly
accountable for their ignorance.
So SO sincerely,
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