Mayor Vince Gray has formally expressed his concern about this issue in a press release. The sulfur dioxide emissions have been known to cause numerous respiratory conditions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Even just short-term exposure, like five minutes, can seriously exacerbate pre-existing conditions, such as bronchial restrictions and increased asthma symptoms.
A week ago, volunteers from the Sierra Club were out protesting in front of that power generating station. The 62-year-old station is owned by GenOn Energy Incorporated, and the organizers were collecting signatures to shut the plant down.
The new rules create a long-awaited regulatory framework for what has become a popular and industry made up of over 150 food trucks.
Thirteen first-time Democratic candidates said yesterday that they hoped to unseat Northern Virginia Republicans as part of a plan to get closer to a majority in the House of Delegates.