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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2003 - Community. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 15, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8611/show/8542.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2003 - Community. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8611/show/8542

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 2003 - Community, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 15, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8611/show/8542.

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Title Houstonian 2003
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript HAZY SHAVE OF HOUSTON 3 reduction of the speed limit in Houston and its irrour I areas did nothing to reduce the smog levels in houston. agencies admitted that this information was available before the speed limit ■ were lowered. M. , „ T s ■Michelle Lehmann All the Pretty Smog SMOG THREATENS THE CITY I by 2007. -Sadaf Farooqui J refmnnery in the pasadena/ship channel area releases huge clouds of Wr^l a \nt° gulf COast air* Either the sm°g must be lowered, or the city ■aH h' ng federal dollars, as well as being associated with gross air high risk to air-pollution related diseases. -Nathan Lindstrom In 2002 Houston took first place as the nation's smoggiest city, even over L.A. Regardless that Houston was a huge player in the energy industry, the title was not one to hold pride in. Some Houstonians didn't realize how bad it really was. "Wow, we're number one-now! I guess it's not really that big a surprise. It's not hard to see Houston's pollution problems... but being number one is horrible, especially since we're known for some of the best medical facilities in the nation; to me it makes the whole situation seem a bit ironic," said junior finance major Komal Sheikh. Some of the main targets of Houston's top officials included the industrial plants and transportation. I n 2002 the speed was reduced and public transportation was urged. "They should have better public transports ion; I know I would use it if they did. You save gas money and you have more time to do homework," said junior psychology major Afshana Haque. Speed limit signs in eight Gulf Coast counties surrounding Houston changed again in 200.'}. After a year of intense dissent, including becoming an issue in t he race for governor, the state highway depart ment and the federal Environmental Protection Agency (KPA) agreed to change the speed limits in Houston and the surrounding count ie& However, after the limit was lowered, officials released data showing that automobiles did not appreciably reduce emissions of oxides of nitrogen by traveling slower. The state began the process of changing signs throughout 2002. Speed limits had been reduced to 55 mph to reduce pollution on highways that originally carried a 70 mph limit and to 60 for stretches of roadway limited to 65 mph before the imposition of the environmental speed limit. "Most of the people in Houston do not look at the speed limit. There is an unstated understanding: you don't drive below seventy mph, and that's that. Even the cops don't drive the speed limit, so why would the citizens? Houston has obvious pollution problems, but I don't think lowering the speed limit helps much," said Haque. -Sadaf Farooqui In March of 2003, Texas recorded 3,200 speed limit signs to change from fifty- five to sixty-five, which makes the change the second in ten months. TSJWTOWrFF