Update: The Senate bill was stopped in a committee but later the language was sneaked into an “omnibus” bill and because law. No legislator or lobbyist or advocate warned us that this was happening. Is this the best we could expect of Marty, in particular?? Cynicism is not easy to avoid….
Here are two bills intended to roll back some air quality regulations.
My sources say these bills are intended to greases the skids for the mining company Magentation. http://www.magnetation.com/ . But the changes are not artfully written, as bills often are, to focus on one facility. Rather, the damage would apparently be statewide. The essence seems to be an effort to remove “fugitive emissions” from permit limits. Continue Reading →