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At least two major blasts of SO2 into Denver’s air by the Suncor refinery within the past 6 months, caused by power outages at the plant. Two that were disclosed that exceeded local and federal standards. SO2 hurts lungs and it ruins plants and trees.
Sulfur Dioxide Basics | Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Pollution | US EPA
What are the health effects of SO2?
Short-term exposures to SO2 can harm the human respiratory system and make breathing difficult. Children, the elderly, and those who suffer from asthma are particularly sensitive to effects of SO2.SO2 emissions that lead to high concentrations of SO2 in the air generally also lead to the formation of other sulfur oxides (SOx). SOx can react with other compounds in the atmosphere to form small particles. These particles contribute to particulate matter (PM) pollution: particles may penetrate deeply into sensitive parts of the lungs and cause additional health problems.
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NASCAR and bicycling are closely linked, in history and physics. And bicycling is a perfect antidote to sitting in a car all day.
Hey Dale, you don’t have to wear any spandex. None whatsoever.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Andy Kerr, Colorado, Denver Post, Greg Brophy, Idaho stop, The Dumb is Strong
That was quick.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: envirnonmental, EPA, Florida, House of Representatives, Matt Gaetz, The Dumb is Strong
Introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz, Florida.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: All Hail Kerr, Andy Kerr, Bicycle Colorado, bicycling, bike, bike law, BikeDenver, bikers, Colorado, Idaho stop, law and order
Idaho Stop is something I’ve been promoting for many years—in Denver, a place where most riders already practice the technique, it makes even more sense than it does in Idaho—but to say my pleas fell on deaf ears is a bit of an understatement. The advocacy orgs like Bicycle Colorado and BikeDenver were big on the law-and-order stuff.
To hear the local advocacy groups now getting behind Kerr’s bill is extremely heartening. Extremely surprising and somewhat weird. But I’ll take it.
Idaho Stop. There is no fact-based opposition to it. It is proven to work, with decades of data. It makes life better for bicyclists, and so makes life better for all. But that doesn’t mean this will become law. Most people are still idiots about bikes, and even a substantial portion of cyclists are reflexively opposed to the idea, although that portion is clearly getting smaller and smaller all the time. If you’re still in that portion, get on out of it and into the other one.
ALL HAIL ANDY KERR! ALL HAIL ANDY KERR! VIVA LA KERR! AN-DY! AN-DY! AN-DY!
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle racing, Brailsford, cheaters, Cooke, Cope, cycling, doping, Guardian, motor doping, Sky, Team Sky, Varjas, wankers, Wiggins
British cycling is unraveling with revelations of sketchy at best TUEs and motorized bikes in the Tour de France.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Arizona, autonomous vehicles, douchebags, driverless cars, San Francisco, Uber
Even before I wrote yesterday’s post, Uber, refusing to apply for permits to run driverless cars in the city, had their vehicles officially booted from the Streets of San Francisco. Uber sent them by truck to Arizona, where a coalition of douchebags was waiting to greet them warmly, based on the company’s disdain for permits alone.