by The Associated Press
Monday, March 1, 2010
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- A group led by a North Pole legislator is putting together a ballot measure that would block Fairbanks from regulating wood or coal heating systems.
Republican Rep. Tammie Wilson says the group called North Star Landowners doesn't like a proposed air pollution prevention plan.
She says that the group has submitted forms to the Alaska Public Offices Commission and plans to have the final version of the measure completed by late March.
Air pollution specialists say cutting the number of inefficient wood heating systems could dramatically improve air quality around Fairbanks.