Thursday, April 05, 2007

Enviornment 4-5-07

A new report from the Environmental Review Commission recommends that North Carolina spend as much as $25 million dollars over the next 10 years to find better ways to produce fuel from plants. The report also suggests that by 2017, 10 percent of the state's liquid fuel should come from crops grown in the state. Currently, the state uses 5 billion to 6 billion gallons of petroleum based fuel in a year. The report also recommends the creation of a biofuels commission to work on policy, guide research, and coordinate efforts in the public and private sectors to make and market biofuels.

Today’s column is briefer than usual because of the holiday weekend.

Please remember that you can listen to each day’s session, committee meetings and press conferences on the General Assembly’s website at Once on the site, select “audio,” and then make your selection – House Chamber, Senate Chamber, Appropriations Committee Room or Press Conference Room.

Thank you, as always, for allowing me to share this information with you and please let me know about your cares and concerns.

Have a wonderful Easter and Passover.



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