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on Dec 17, 2013
Just wondering if PG&E co-sponsors those Spare the Air alerts?!
No, but Sims Metal Recycling does.
I hope Sims gets a Spare the Air violation fine for what they did to our air today. My lungs hurt. My kids were kept indoors at school with no PE or recess because of them.
Alex, only the local tin foil hatters think that.
Lets see, we have a fire on the coast down south and we have a chemical fire to the north.
It must be all the wood burning that people do to create all this bad air. That's the logic the Govt. trying to feed people.
Do we really need a 300+ member agency to tell us the air is not good?
Hmm, that might be the logic you're hearing, but I'm pretty sure the rest of us hear it as "The air really messed up now, so don't add to the mess by burning wood"
And yes, it would be nice if it didn't need to be said, but many, many people are complete and utter selfish <self edited>'s so thus we have the need to protect the masses from the morons...again.
Bay Area air quality is currently worse than Beijing: Web Link
300 Spare the Air people running around like Chicken Little yelling "The Sky is Falling, The Sky is falling" is a perfect example of the Peter Principal. I can find no reliable independent study that confirms what they say about wood smoke. But, Southeast Asia and the Philippines have outlawed 2-stroke (leaf blower type) engines, as has the US National Park Service on many American lakes and in parks. Every leaf blower that buzz's 10 hours every day unabated just pumps unburned fuel, dirt and animal excretment pollution into the air. Diesel engines have been proven to be a major source of pollution and they idle at stops all day long, every day.
Nothing is done.
There is something seriously wrong with this entire picture.
ABAG needs to rethink where Spare the Air should really direct their efforts.
Same rants, same crowd, the clear thinkers have moved on. You should too.
I know it was an older post, but the answer is "yes", PGE was a sponsor of "spare the air" as outlined in this PGE corp document from 2001 (Web Link). Of course they will sponsor it when my power bill is $250/mo when I don't use my fireplace, and $57/mo when I do. The next couple days is slated to be in the 30's so guess what.. yup, spare the air. If PGE really wanted to sponsor "spare the air" they would cut their rates during the times when it was dropping in to freezing to encourage use of the grid instead of burning. Instead they cite "demand on the grid" and raise the rates. I'm getting sick of this corruption.
>Instead they cite "demand on the grid" and raise the rates.
Its almost like more people are heating their homes the demand for power goes up, very suspicious...
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