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Happy Earth Day Today! Saturday 4/22/06
« on: April 22, 2006, 12:51:11 PM »

It's Earth Day today. Important to at least think about it for a minute - a healthy earth is critical to our continued enjoyment of the sport we love.

U.S. Government Earth Day Site

Granholm orders 90 percent mercury reduction for power plants

4/17/2006, 5:27 p.m. ET
The Associated Press
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) ? Michigan electric companies are being ordered to slash mercury emissions from coal-burning power plants by 90 percent within nine years, a step toward cleansing the state's waters of a poison that has prompted fish consumption warnings.

Gov. Jennifer Granholm on Monday said the Department of Environmental Quality would develop a rule requiring utilities to achieve the reductions by 2015.

The state policy goes beyond mercury reduction standards announced by the Bush administration last year. The federal goal is to cut mercury pollution 70 percent nationwide by 2018 [continue...]
« Last Edit: November 20, 2013, 12:22:45 AM by djkimmel »

Help stop invasive spcies. Don't move fish between unconnected bodies of water. Clean, drain and dry your boat before launching on another water body.
Unless clearly stated as such, opinions expressed by Dan Kimmel on this forum are not the opinions or policies of The Bass Federation of Michigan.
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