It appears to me there are two basic problems which are causing the council to jump through their south end as is usual for them in the political environment in which they operate. Have they actually looked at whether the emissions are in concert with the EPA requirements as established? Do they know how much of the pollutants are allowed to be safely released, or are they just listening to the environmental lobbyist scream “the sky is falling, the sky is falling?” The second problem is that there is no planning cycle here which lists the steps to take to replace the current facilities, if need be, and the actual costs per year to accomplish the plan. Have they actually studied the alternatives and the time and cost involved? As I have stated earlier in many letters dealing with Baltimore, talk is cheap and easy, but finding the funds to carry it out is a different story.