Thursday, February 16, 2006

Ohio residents should just say no to proposed changes in air quality regs

Ohio Senate Bill 265 and House Bill 496, could dramatically reduce the state's ability to regulate air toxics, no longer require plants to use the best available technology to reduce emissions when building or updating facilities, and eliminate citizens' rights to hold a company accountable for releasing toxics into the air.

Ohio smokestacks emitted more than 132 million pounds of air toxics in 2003, the most of any state.

Read more in the Marietta Times.

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