Monthly Archives: July 2014

Comments from Stuart Tousman on New EPA Carbon Regulations

Recently, coalition member Stuart Tousman – longtime member of the GRVAAQC and president of the Virginia Asthma Coalition – offered the following remarks at a press conference in support of the EPA’s new regulations concerning carbon emissions: My name is … Continue reading

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DEQ To Hold Listening Sessions on Proposed EPA Carbon Rule

From my inbox to your blog feed: From: Laura Kate Anderson Bender, Laura.Bender@lung.org I thought you all might be interested in some upcoming opportunities to weigh in on cutting carbon pollution (that don’t require you to travel to DC!) The Virginia … Continue reading

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Summer Asthma Triggers

Last week in Roanoke saw a huge plunge in temperatures unusual for July, and this week has seen an uneven return of more normal temperatures and normal humidity levels.  It’s also corresponded with a sudden shortness-of-breath and allergy-attack feeling I’ve … Continue reading

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July 2nd AQI Highest in Two Years

Yesterday’s 24 hour ave. for PM 2.5 ended up being  29.2 ug/m3  or an AQI of 87.   The highest in the past 2 and a half years. A major culprit appears to be a fire in Botetourt County.  In previous … Continue reading

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Many Code Yellow Days in the Roanoke Valley

DEQ has forecasted a code yellow day for air quality in the Roanoke Valley tomorrow.  In addition, four of the of the worst air quality days this year were all in one week, which you can see in our updated AQI … Continue reading

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