Well, that was a painful game. And for the first time in a long time, UT is not ranked in the top 25.
Was it something we did?
Actually, maybe it was. For years, Oklahoma has been bearing the brunt of Texas pollution, and paying the price of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s policy of essentially rubber-stamping coal plants.
A proposed EPA regulation called the “Good Neighbor” provision, introduced July 6th, 2010, is intended to cut air pollution that harms the health of people downwind from power plant-produced air emissions.
The “Good Neighbor” provision introduced by EPA administrator Lisa Jackson would require significant reductions in SO2 and NOx emissions that cross state lines. These pollutants react in the atmosphere to form fine particles and ground-level ozone and are transported long distances, making it difficult for other states -in this instance, Oklahoma- to achieve national clean air standards.
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