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Re: [GreenYes] Maine Legislature passes important EPR bill today
Go, Maine!!!!

This is the breakthrough: rather than shackle 'the state' with the responsibility -- and the bad PR from having to impose 'fees' (i.e. taxes) to cover the costs -- the wise legislators chose to shackle the automakers with the responsibility -- and let them eat the costs either in their margins or by passing them on to consumers. Now automakers have no choice but either to eliminate mercury -- or pay.

What a great day.

H.

At 05:34 PM 04/04/2002 -0500, Mike Garfield wrote:
Automakers opposed the legislation, and sought instead to create a state-run system funded by fees on new and used car sales through dealers.  This amendment, along with other weakening provisions, ultimately failed to gain enough votes. 

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