Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:49 PM
alp227 (23,078 posts)
LA council votes to strictly enforce Clean Air Act
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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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)
Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:28 AM
demosincebirth (9,226 posts)
2. I went to visit one of my uncles in Los Angeles, in the fifties and I couldn't open my eyes.
John Kenneth Galbraith's dictum, "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
Response to demosincebirth (Reply #2)
Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:41 AM
SunSeeker (7,596 posts)
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.