2011 Oct. 5: AK Fairbanks: Post-election round-up: Two big issues yet unsettled

2011 Oct. 5: AK Fairbanks: Post-election round-up: Two big issues yet unsettled
Alaska Dispatch
a ballot initiative that proposed a plan to regulate wood-fired home heating systems and stoves in order to alleviate particulate air pollution.

Excerpt:

According to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Golden Heart voters rejected Prop 2, a ballot initiative that proposed a plan to regulate wood-fired home heating systems and stoves in order to alleviate particulate air pollution. The vote wasn’t close, either; the measure went down by slightly more than 20 percentage points. The defeat means millions in federal highway dollars are closer to jeopardy and that the state or borough will have to submit a clean-up plan by next year. There’s also a 2014 deadline which if not met could result in the feds stepping in with their own fix. Read more, here. And learn from voters themselves why they voted the way they did, here.

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