BAD NEWS, GOOD NEWS ON YARD TRIMMINGS DISPOSAL BANS

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					BAD NEWS, GOOD NEWS ON YARD TRIMMINGS DISPOSAL BANS
Dan Sullivan
BioCycle; May 2010; 51, 5; Docstoc
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Description: Two of four states with pending legislation to repeal longstanding bans on landfilling yard trimmings have decided their fate. In Florida, a 20-year-old disposal ban on green waste was rescinded with the passage of HB 569 under the auspices of creating more methane for capture as renewable energy. Josh Phares of Capitol Solutions in Tallahassee, state hill lobbyists for the US Composting Council, called Florida's move a step in the wrong direction. Florida Governor Charlie Crist may have other things on his mind. He is on record as saving he'd consider a special legislative session to deal with the state budget and other pressing issues that had not been resolved when the regular session ended May 3. Opponents of the landfill ban repeals have said that landfill gas capture is not only inefficient but that methane is a greater contributor to greenhouse gases than CO2 by a factor of 23.
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