Saturday, April 26, 2014

New map could refocus state's pollution battles - A CROCK

So, when you look at it, your hair stand on end.  Holy cow!  This looks bad!  Is the pollution that bad??

But then, you start reading the fine print.
The rankings, however, are not based only on measures of environmental exposure. They also take into account socioeconomic characteristics and health data on residents to assess the overall vulnerability of communities. Those factors include poverty, education, unemployment, rates of asthma and low-birth-weight infants.
Now we find the scary looking map has other SOCIAL FACTORS included?   WTF?  Could it be just showing just the concentrations of pollutants wouldn't make the map look scary enough??  So, the map is worthless in giving an objective look at pollution and only is used to push a social agenda.


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