Air Toxics Program Changes Get Perdue's Backing

A top environmental regulator says North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue generally supports a legislative proposal to exempt industrial plants from state pollution reduction rules if they already must comply with federal rules involving certain chemicals.

Assistant Secretary Robin Smith with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources told a legislative panel Thursday that Perdue has seen the bill's language and backs changes to the Air Toxics Program as long as public health is protected.

Business interests want the program scaled back for companies already installing equipment to comply with federal rules to reduce pollution from more than 100 chemicals.

Dan Conrad with the North Carolina Conservation Network told the Environmental Review Commission the proposal unnecessarily increases the threats to public health.

The full Legislature would have to approve any changes.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:18 AM
    I sure hope the Barlows, lavons and on this one. The rules they say the EPA doesn't push that threw most industry out of NC to China. Now that was a change alright and we believe it too. Too bad those libterds don't even when its in a story for them to read here. Oh, look up the details too, you will be surprised whats in them.
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      by BLAHammed on Mar 22, 2012 at 03:03 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Yeah I hope they post about obama wanting to give the muslim brotherhood $1.5 billion.Is this part of that $1.2 billion plus missing from bankrupt MF global?

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