Regulation Elasticity?

Where’s the concern for our health?

You don’t need to be a genius to see the mismatch. It’s like they’re trying to fit a square peg in a round hole and then shrugging when it doesn’t fit. “Oh, it worked for the little pegs, why not this skyscraper-sized peg?” The whole thing feels like a comedy sketch, except it’s not funny because it’s real life and people’s health is at stake.

1. Concerns about Redevelopment

If smaller projects didn’t cause noticeable issues, there may have been an incorrect assumption that simply scaling up wouldn’t either. Large-scale redevelopment hits hard, exposing residents to serious, proven health risks from dust and noise pollution.

3. Regulations & Oversight

How does the EPA, with the Clean Air Act, address the challenges posed by large-scale redevelopment? Many of these projects are unprecedented in scale and duration, leaving us without past data or insights into their potential health effects.

4. Absence of Testing & Monitoring

The absence of real-time monitors for pollution data clearly shows that environmental concerns are taken lightly. It’s not just local negligence, it’s a calculated oversight. Monitors are often placed far from construction hotspots, deliberately obscuring the true impact on residents’ health. This setup is undeniable proof that the risks are known and intentionally hidden.

5. Inspection Limitations to assure compliance from construction work

The county cannot be present full-time to monitor compliance at construction sites, sites recordings are often kept shut off.

6. County’s Stance

The County’s position is intricate given their collaboration with developers. 💸 Is this enough of a reason for not disclosing the health risks to the residents?

7. Human Element

The potential ‘human cost’ of such developments, raise the morality of those in power siding the developers, prioritizing 💸 economic growth over human health.

8. Accountability

This is not an oversight from regulatory bodies! It’s not a mistake.

Questioning Previous Oversight.

If I could see these potential risks, surely someone in the past three decades must have also recognized them! So, what happened to those concerns?

They won’t tell you, but I will campaign!

Knowingly allowing exposure to health hazards without proper warning is not just ethically and morally wrong, but could this action also be legally questionable?

30 years to plan Arlington urban transformation with policy and code adaptation, but why are we still using 30 years old regulation?