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NC Legislators Introduce Bill to Sharply Reduce Pollutants from Coal

Apr 11, 2001A bill introduced in the North Carolina legislature to sharply reduce smog and soot imposes some of the nation's toughest regulations on coal burning plants by going beyond both state and federal restrictions on nitrogen oxide emissions and sulfur dioxide emissions. The bill, which calls for a 78 percent reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions and a 73 percent reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions, also recognizes the impact of out-of-state sources of pollution by directing the state to use interstate agreements and lawsuits to curtail pollution from other states. Bill numbers are S1078 and H1015.

For more information, see http://www.ncleg.net.

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