rthigpen at nc.rr.com
Tue Jun 11 17:17:33 EDT 2002
OK. Apologies in advance, but how about some local politics?
The Clean Smokestacks bill (S.1078) is scheduled for a vote in the NC
House this week. This legislation should result in an approximately 70%
reduction in smog and ozone forming pollutants from N.C.'s 14 coal
burning power plants that were grandfathered under the federal clean air
regulations. This seems like a good idea.
The bill passed the state Senate last year, but stalled in the House
over discussions of cost. Compromises on the distribution of costs have
been reached, and a House vote is at hand.
I'd like to urge all lung bearing list members to do your research on
this and to share your concerns with your representatives. On a week
where we've already had a Red and an Orange ozone alert this /shouldn't/
be to hard to pass. I guess we'll see.
find yr representative:
for a bit of background:
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