2011

WASHINGTON — Noting recent toll hikes that they called a lack of accountability and fiscal mismanagement at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., and Rep. Michael Grimm, R-.N.Y., have introduced legislation that would restore the Department of Transportation’s ability to determine whether toll

Warm-weather cities dominate lower rungs in MarketWatch survey LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — If you’re a prospective business owner, you’re probably not going to find much that’s inviting — other than weather — about inland California or southwest Florida. And in parts of Ohio, they don’t even have fine weather working

In an AP article from November 18 titled, “FACT CHECK: GOP senator gasps for facts on asthma”, the story critical of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul opened by saying, “It was a startling claim – air pollution has no connection to asthma. The GOP Sen. Rand Paul (who is a doctor

The California Air Resources Board, or CARB, issued a press release on Dec. 8 titled, Fine particle pollution a threat to the cardiovascular health of Californians, that shows how easy it is to misunderstand statistics. That most do—fail to comprehend what statistical results are and mean1— is no surprise, but

Commercial Vehicle Safety Consultant There is a current push by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to complete all outstanding motor carrier inspections, commonly referred to as BIT inspections, by January 1, 2012. This drive includes carriers that have not paid BIT fees. The directive is for the motor carrier specialists

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A cautionary tale about bureaucracy and mission creepBy Steve Maley (Diary) 12-10-11 Iron Eyes Cody cried at the sight of polluted waters and skies in a famous public service announcement, first aired in 1971. Old Iron Eyes may have been a faux-Indian, but his message resonated with people. The Crying

Forgive me for saying I told you so, but I did. I’ve been plaguing you with stories about a California-specific air pollution study by Michael Jerrett of U.C. Berkeley on the supposedly deadly effects of PM2.5 since May 2010. Some of you are probably sick of hearing about this obscure,

You’d think I would cease to be amazed at the “damn the facts, full speed ahead” MO exhibited by California’s air pollution cabal.And yet, here I sit, astounded once again. Not only did an obscure but important committee in the bowels of the California Air Resources Board recently ignore dozens

(1743-1826) Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man, a Founding Father of America, lead author of the Declaration of Independence and our third president. He served two terms as president, served as vice-president, secretary of state, Minister to France, congressman, governor of Virginia; he also founded the University of Virginia

Truck owners across the nation should have received ARB’s postcard titled “Diesel Truck Owners: Act Now” sent in August as a reminder of the end-of-year air emmissions compliance deadline. ARB staff were guests on several XM satellite and AM radio shows during the months of August and September and answered