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- HB 220 Passed the Legislature!
HB 220 Passed the Legislature!
Monumental win for air quality
HB 220 passed the legislature! The bill now goes to Gov. Cox's desk to be signed into law!
This is action! HB 220 is among the most impactful pieces of air quality legislation in the last decade — it will clean our air and save lives!
A special thank you to the bill's sponsors Rep. Andrew Stoddard and Sen. Kirk Cullimore, and to all of you for supporting HB 220 throughout the process!
HB 220 has gone through a number of changes throughout the legislative session, so what will the version that passed today accomplish?
The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) must make a recommendation to the legislature on a state halogens emissions limit by the end of 2024.
In the meantime, DAQ must set a tech-based standard for bromine and other halogen emissions. This means they will require companies to use certain tools to limit emissions.
The DAQ has to identify and quantify all industrial sources of halogens.
Halogen emissions must be controlled no later than 2026.
This is a monumental win, but just the start of Prosperity 2030 — our overarching goal to reduce emissions by 50%.
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