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for Independent Weekly Vol. 8 Issue 50, December 12-18 1990
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Some of the Triangle’s biggest issues from the past year are slowly being resolved. Updates to the major news stories since they were first printed are covered. These include the zoning issues in Orange County, traffic congestion in the Triangle, public transportation in the Triangle, downtown development in Raleigh, the merging of Durham’s schools, and the survival of the ArtsCenter in Carrboro.
Last February, the state Environmental Management Commission adopted regulations to control 105 toxic air pollutants. This should reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals through air pollution. However, the state lacks money to implement the protection program and rules allow businesses to petition and avoid compliance. These problems and loopholes may see little actual change in air quality over time.