MARYLAND GOVERNOR'S UTILITY PROPOSAL PROMPTS FIGHT WITH DEMOCRATS

December 1, 2005
Maryland Democrats and environmental groups are criticizing Gov. Robert Ehrlich's (R) recent proposal to regulate power plant emissions of three pollutants, even though it goes beyond the limits in EPA's mercury rule and clean air interstate rule (CAIR). Democratic opponents say the regulatory plan is not stringent enough and should address emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2). Democrats plan to push ahead with their attempt to pass legislation that includes CO2 regulations. One environmentalist claims Ehrlich's proposal is "a political move"...


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