Delaware Air Quality Forecast, Valid Thursday, June 10 (Code Yellow)

Notes:  It’s interesting that the forecast for Kent and Sussex counties (Yellow) is worse than for New Castle County and Philadelphia (Green).

Note also the death of Aida Lee Soles, who contributed a lot to Delaware as a legislator and otherwise.  More info on the Green Delaware website.

Note also that a really bad item, Senate Joint Resolution 26, is scheduled for a vote in the US Senate tomorrow.  This resolution is intended to prevent the US EPA from regulating greenhouse gases as air pollutants.  It says:

1 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives
2 of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 That Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the En
4 vironmental Protection Agency relating to the
5 endangerment finding and the cause or contribute findings
6 for greenhouse gases under section 202(a) of the Clean
7 Air Act (published at 74 Fed. Reg. 66496 (December 15,
8 2009)), and such rule shall have no force or effect.

How bad is this?  It’s supported by one of the world’s most worst organizations, the United State Chamber of Commerce:

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly supports S.J. Res. 26, crucial legislation sponsored by Sens. Murkowski and Lincoln, which would prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from moving forward with its scheme to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, because of the enormous permitting and compliance costs EPA regulation would force upon businesses large and small

We are told by Sen. Carper’s staff that he’s strongly opposed to this Resolution and will vote against.  We presume the same for Sen. Kaufman but his staff doesn’t return our calls. We mention this as lots of action alerts are circulating urging readers to contact senators.

Alan Muller

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State of Delaware Air Quality Forecast for:
Thursday, June 10, 2010
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NORTHERN DELAWARE
(New Castle County including City of Wilmington)

Ozone:  CODE GREEN (GOOD)
Fine Particles (PM2.5): CODE GREEN (GOOD)

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SOUTHERN DELAWARE
(Kent and Sussex Counties including City of Dover)

Ozone:  CODE YELLOW (MODERATE)
Fine Particles (PM2.5): CODE GREEN (GOOD)

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Discussion:

Mostly sunny, less humid and warmer on Thursday.  Ozone concentrations will rise to the low moderate range in southern Delaware as northwest winds advect pollutants from the I-95 Corridor into the state.  PM will remain in the good range due to low humidity.

Moderate air quality expected for Friday and Saturday with warmer temperatures on Saturday.  PM concentrations will remain in the good range Friday but rise Saturday as humidity increases.

-Ryan/Bradbury

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