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NC companies call for national carbon emissions policy

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RALEIGH (AP) -- Some banking and utility executives in North Carolina say a strong national policy on carbon emissions would reduce financial risk and spur investment in response to global climate change.

Leaders at five North Carolina-based companies talked about their energy efficiency efforts at a meeting led by State Treasurer Richard Moore. The firms all participated in a climate change survey that a nonprofit group released worldwide.

The North Carolina companies praised the state for its own efforts to encourage power production through alternative energy sources. But Mike Stroben with Duke Energy says state leader should endorse a national policy that will set rules that large companies can use all over the country.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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They want to dump on you NC. Workers exposed to beryllium are at risk of developing serious‚ debilitating diseases. Chronic beryllium disease (CBD or berylliosis) is a painful scarring of the lung tissue. Less common than CBD‚ acute (short—term) beryllium disease causes lung inflammation resembling pneumonia. In severe cases‚ both diseases may be fatal. The Department of Health and Human Services‚ the Environmental Protection Agency‚ and the International Agency for Research on Cancer consider beryllium to be carcinogenic. Various studies implicate beryllium in lung cancer. Individuals with a history of beryllium exposure who develop lung cancer should be evaluated to determine if beryllium played a role in causing the cancer. We in the dumping plan of tis will be exposed to this. So will the tourists that come here. Children that grow up here. Everyone that is exposed to here. And Progress Engergy/Piedmont Energy wants to do this to us as well as Hugo Neu did. We don't Want this, don't need this. Stand up and fight this. River Keeper is bought and paid for if he don't stand against this outright! This is the result affecting our childrens future. Stand up and fight now!