"In the Lobby" piece on the passage of LD 141, which Governor John Baldacci sign
"In the Lobby" piece on the passage of LD 141, which Governor John Baldacci signed into law on May 2. The law overrules the Board of Environmental Protection rules regulating the arsenic, dioxin, lead, asbestos, and other toxins emitted from paper companies and other biomass electricity generators. The new law states that no more than half of the wood burned in steam boilers can be construction and demolition debris (CDD), though most plants can't burn more than 50 percent CDD anyway. Opponents like Rep. John Eder, Green - Portland, are upset that the bill was framed as an environmental measure, when in effect it does not represent a tightening of regulations. Casella Waste Systems Inc. and the paper companies lobbied against meaningful strengthening of the regulations. Details.
Tapley, Lance, ""In the Lobby" piece on the passage of LD 141, which Governor John Baldacci sign" (2006). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 2600.
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