Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Discussion of Clallam County Air Quality

This Sunday there will be a discussion of the results of a year-long Air Quality Saturation Study in Clallam County.  The discussion will be July 13th, 4 p.m. in the Carver Room at North Olympic Library.  The final results and analysis will be presented by the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency’s Senior Air Monitoring Specialist, Dr. Odelle Hadley.

Dr. Hadley will be discussing the seasonal variation of the air quality in Clallam County, as well as the dominant air pollution sources in each season.  

14 Comments:

Blogger BBC said...

If you want to keep good air quality here shoot everyone coming this way.

7:32 PM, July 08, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BBC, ha ha but not so fast. If that were to occur the sense of empowerment would cause a loss of control of the federal and state lands and the locals would chop down and burn up the park lickety-split and not in an orderly fashion. And you think the air quality is bad NOW????????

Regardless, in two years, or in six years the country and state will be under tea party control and the park will go bye bye just like most here want. And the air is going to "different" for a while. And while tea party central command will grant us access to more water flowing from the mountains, because it's ours and we want it, it's going to need treatment before it hits your veggies. And wood prices will plummet too. Thus, more smoke. Burn it because it's going to rot anyways, just sitting there. And the ambience...well, it's just wonderful.

12:56 AM, July 09, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't everyone excited about the prospect of Sissi "Go Along To Get Along" Bruch being on the County Commission?

4:55 AM, July 09, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of water, the ORPC is back in the news:

Dungeness Water Rule devaluing area property, real estate agent tells business group

I'm guessing the PDN can't afford to pay it's reporters to fact-check stories, or do any background research. I don't see any actual evidence of declining property values that can be linked to the water rule. It sounds more like "boo-hoo I can't sell as much property as before" when coming from a real estate agent.

What [Olympic Resource Protection Council] wants to do is ensure that everyone can drill a well; that every property with a well can use water indoors, for gardens and for livestock,” Glover said.

Drill, baby, drill!

In some areas, new property owners are not allowed to use water to irrigate gardens or lawns or to water stock, Glover said.

“I have one woman who owns 20 acres of Blue Mountain Road who can’t use water outdoors,” she said.

“She was crying. She couldn’t believe this was real.”


It isn't real. You can use water, you just have to pay for the mitigation certificates now instead of freeloading.

"Glover said another 92-acre property has not sold because buyers could not water livestock."

There's only one 92-acre property listed and that's not the reason it hasn't sold. Take a look at the second photo for the property to see the boundaries. It's been carved up by developers for houses and what's left looks like swiss cheese. Who the fuck would want to buy something like that?

“When that happens and property values drop, all the rest of us pay higher taxes,” she said.

This is technically true but insignificant in practice. Living in PA, the county portion is only about 11.5% of my total bill. I pay far more for state and local schools and the city of PA. A small increase on the county portion would hardly be noticeable.

Said Edna Petersen, owner of Necessities and Temptations gift shop in Port Angeles: “We don’t get all our wishes, our roads, our services, our everything, when those property values go down.”

That's not how it works, Edna. Your property value only affects your portion of the total county taxes collected relative to other property values. If everyone's values go down then everyone is still paying the same share of the total taxes collected. It doesn't mean less taxes are collected.

9:17 AM, July 09, 2014  
Blogger BBC said...

I'm betting Edna couldn't sell her piece of shit business. :-)

10:37 AM, July 09, 2014  
Blogger BBC said...

If you need a tube and tire patch kit don’t get the SLIME brand, they are not worth a shit. Look for the VICTOR brand, they are much better and cheaper, you can find them at Swain's.

12:44 PM, July 09, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The PDN fact check? What? Are you kidding?

Those folks just regurgitate what they're told to write.

Anybody that gives money to those chumps for that Dungeness Water Rule challenge is really stupid. But, there sure are along of dumb people in Clallam, so, don't be surprised if they go ahead with that waste of time.

Kinda like that Port Angeles "United", that says it can go ahead without all the groups, anyways. "United" in what? More stupidity?

12:57 PM, July 09, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!
What a bunch of IDIOTS.......!

So how is it leaving off welfare?

7:20 PM, July 09, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever read the reviews of the local hotels, online? The Red Lion? Downtown Hotel? Scary!

And yet, the economic development folks try to get more people to come to Port Angeles, to experience that?!

9:06 AM, July 12, 2014  
Blogger BBC said...

Pretty good car show last night.

Great music !!!!

12:03 PM, July 12, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of all the environmental reporting that COULD occur in Port Angeles, two cubic yards of "missing" sand at the dumpy downtown beach makes headlines in the PDN.

2:34 AM, July 13, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you really think the air quality is bad here? Show me some data that another place is consistently better.

1:49 PM, July 13, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But, the dust piles up on store shelves down town from the "logs for China" operation, and the air stinks like crap, from the mill.

Who could want any better air quality that that?

8:48 PM, July 13, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:49 - Many of us think we are killing the planet - and more than a few locals know there is no giant glass dome over Port Angeles. The air stinks here, our stuff gets covered in soot at a higher rate than stuff in Seattle, and our water tastes like shit - assuming you drink PA city water and breath PA air. Your neighbor that listens to Limbaugh has that fire going to piss you off not to warm his feet. (google the terms: diesel, truck, and Obama for clarification)

Republicans are fucking up fly over country SO FAST with fracking, tar sands, mining, poisoning the water, earthquakes, etc. it's going to come back to bite them. The big freak out is coming, soon, THANK GOD, and THEY KNOW IT, and the media is going to EAT IT UP. Ha ha!

The damage we do to the earth is cumulative and no one generation will ever see the big picture in their time. We will survive fracking and vast, destroyed water tables. Horrible, but it's just a blip. Republicans, and shit holes in general, will not survive the "reeducation camps", they will not win the big battle, the battle for the hearts and minds of the good people of this planet. Because all they can do is nit pick, obstruct, and lie, pollute, and kill, and the gig is about over.

If they weren't suck TOTAL FUCKING MORONS I'd say the possibility of huge world wars over natural resources (like water) were inevitable, like highly intelligent people have been saying for sometime now - but I think Republicans have played their hand so poorly, lately, that environmentalists will win out fairly quickly with no blood being spilt. Except for the blood in our spittle...

12:54 AM, July 14, 2014  

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