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Clean-air activists say the health of Tampa's children would benefit from air pollution regulations listen

09/21/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The EPA is under attack this week as new legislation threatens to delay new air pollution rules. But the White House and several environmental groups are fighting back, and demanding cleaner skies, and less pollution. Two local environmental groups met this morning in Tampa’s Ballast Point Park playground, where they say more children would play, if it weren’t for the smog.

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Tampa activists demand cleaner air rules from the EPA listen

08/24/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Environmentalists rallied for clean air this morning in downtown Tampa. Their demand for less smog goes hand in hand with their call for reducing the rising rates of asthma in children.

About twenty protesters gathered around the base of a giant inflatable hand in Gaslight Park. The hand was holding an asthma inhaler, which for the activists represents the negative health effects of breathing in too much smog from fossil...

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Environmentalists tout benefits of "Plug-In" cars listen

01/20/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Electric cars are reportedly a major draw at this year’s North American International Auto Show, which is currently happening in Detroit. With air quality, dependence on foreign oil, and gas prices weighing on the minds of many consumers, it’s no wonder.

Closer to home, Environment Florida held an event in downtown Tampa to showcase the technology and its benefits.

Ben Graves brought a converted vehicle that’s a far cry from the golf-cart-siz...

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