Voters decide if borough can regulate air quality

Fairbanks voters will decide whether the borough can regulate air pollution.

A group led by state Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, have turned in enough signatures to get the issue on the October ballot.

 

An initiative was passed in 2010, but still allowed the borough to regulate. The assembly ultimately required newly installed stove be clean-burning designs and didn't allow chemically treated wood, garbage or railroad ties to be burned.

 

Wilson says she believes the borough should not regulate air quality since that's a function of the state Department of Environmental Conservation.