Labor-related legislation is expected to dominate much of the 2012 Indiana General Assembly that begins Wednesday, but lawmakers are also expected to again take up a proposed statewide ban. Indiana Legislative Insight Publisher Ed Feigenbaum says it appears a ban is unlikely to win passage unless it includes and exemption for the state’s casinos, a… Continue reading Proposed Smoking Ban Also On Indiana Legislative Agenda
Even though President Barack Obama asked the Environmental Protection Agency to abandon a draft rule to tighten ozone standards, environmental groups hope the a pending federal rule on inter-state pollution will go into effect on January 1 as planned. The Cross-State Air Pollution rule would put limits on the amount of pollution area power plants… Continue reading Groups Stress Necessity of Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
Kentucky is one of eight states that received a failing grade in all levels of tobacco control policies. They include smoke-free air laws, higher cigarette taxes, tobacco prevention and cessation programs.
A U.S. District Court of Appeals has ruled that the EPA must reconsider a 2006 decision on national soot –or particulate matter—standards.