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Question of the Week: What would you like us to ask as question of the week?

2010 June 7

We’ve been running Question of the Week for more than two years now. We’ve asked more than 100 questions and you’ve written thousands of responses on everything from why you bike to work (or don’t) to what environmental protection means to you. And recently, you’ve shared how actions you’ve taken have improved your life.

After this week, we’re going to take a short break to assess where we’ve been and where we want to go with this feature. We’re going to plan out a few months’ worth of questions and look for ways to report back to you the collective responses. We’re also going to sort through the questions that generated the most response to see what patterns emerge.

We’ll be back in a month or two. Meanwhile, help us plan by suggesting questions.  The goal is to start conversations, not solicit specific facts.

What would you like us to ask as question of the week?

Each week we ask a question related to the environment. Please let us know your thoughts as comments. Feel free to respond to earlier comments or post new ideas. Previous questions.

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58 Responses leave one →
  1. David permalink
    April 5, 2011

    How much does EPA regulation add to the price of every gallon of gas in the U.S.?

  2. Griffen2000 permalink
    April 14, 2011

    Why aren’t there solar powered cars? Why aren’t solar panels powerful enough to make them operate?

  3. Linda permalink
    July 26, 2011

    My question to the E.P.A. is this: How do you people sleep at night with a clear conscience? I just listened to an exasperated business man, who could put people to work right now. Instead he has totally given up because he is worn out from fighting with the E.P.A. and its constant barrage of strangling regulations, extremely high costs associated with it, and suffocating oversight by people who have no business sense or understanding at all. The E.P.A. is all about control…the people, be damned! People are homeless and hungry on our streets because they cannot find work, due to the E.P.A. and others are making it too difficult for people to open businesses in this country. All other countries get a complete pass. Yes I blame the E.P.A. and other unregulated bureaucrats who are sitting pretty while others rot under the weight of your onerous laws. And you are not Congress…who alone has the power and the right to make laws. Congress is given the temporary power by the people. When will the people wake up and call the E.P.A. on the carpet?! And do these people ever reply? I see lots of questions but no replies.

  4. Marc Azada permalink
    July 28, 2011

    This post really interesting. Asking people what question should be ask. Everyone has his own thoughts and topic to discuss, and your post is a great way to expose those questions we have.

  5. 6666 permalink
    October 6, 2011

    will you help so the co wont cut down my trees/?

  6. Ernestine Looney permalink
    October 22, 2011

    I live within about 300 feet or less of a newly installed gas well that frags. There appears to be some kind of release into the air that appears smoky. Are these emissions dangerous to breathe. I just lost my husband to colon cancer and I’m alone and feel very vulnerable. Please help me. Thanks you.

  7. Sher Wittum permalink
    January 16, 2012

    I live about 3 blocks from a charcoal plant that makes charcoal bricks for outdoor grilling. My question is when the wind blows there is a residue all over my outdoor items from this. Is this hazardous to humans and my pet.
    Thanks for your attention.

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