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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:49 PM

LA council votes to strictly enforce Clean Air Act

Source: AP

Los Angeles officials have voted unanimously to approve stricter enforcement of the federal Clean Air Act, including a provision that requires coal-fired plants to reduce mercury and other toxic air pollution.

City News Service reports the city council voted 10-0 on Wednesday to regulate the city's coal-fired power plants, which provide about 39 percent of the city's electricity.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has vowed to comply with the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards and eventually eliminate coal as an energy source.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/LA-council-votes-to-strictly-enforce-Clean-Air-Act-3668319.php

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alp227 Jun 2012 OP
SunSeeker Jun 2012 #1
demosincebirth Jun 2012 #2
SunSeeker Jun 2012 #3
goclark Jun 2012 #5
freshwest Jun 2012 #4

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:00 AM

1. L.A.'s air has come a long way since the 1970s, but still has a way to go.


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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:28 AM

2. I went to visit one of my uncles in Los Angeles, in the fifties and I couldn't open my eyes.

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Response to demosincebirth (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:41 AM

3. Yes, those were the bad old days...except L.A. still had the Red Car trollies.

The Red Car is one thing from 1950's L.A. I'd like to see come back. That would help with the air pollution.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:39 AM

5. We were here in the late 50's


We could hardly see the sky,

Now we can see it clearly and it is simply beautiful.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:42 AM

4. Good move.

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