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E-M:/ Michigan likely to sign on to coal industry straw-man on air pollution control



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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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>Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 21:56:03 EDT
>From: PMiller180@aol.com
>Sender: owner-air-mail@igc.apc.org
>Subject: air-mail: Governors to propose weaker smog plan developed by coal
interests
>To: air-mail@igc.apc.org
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>This week, a group of MW and SE governors is likely to present a counter-
>proposal to EPA's regional NOx strategy.  The plan appears to have largely
>been written by coal-based utilities and mining interests in the Midwest.  The
>utilities are hatching a strategy to "audibly grumble" when the plan is
>released, even though it's largely their own.  This is apparently to make it
>seem more stringent than it really is, and to make the governors appear as if
>they're acting independently of the coal interests.  For an interesting story
>on their joint efforts, try the Roanoke (VA) Times at:
>http://www.roanoke.com/roatimes/news/story20195.html
>
>The effort is being led by the WV Governor's office and a utility and coal
>group called the Alliance for Constructive Air Policy (ACAP).  States likely
>to sign on to the proposal are WV, OH, VA, KY, IN, IL, TN, MI.  Others being
>courted are WI, NC, SC, AL, MO, MD, PA.


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