The lifetime risk in the region is actually comparable to many other urban populations in the U.S., but the area is unique because of the amount of nearby natural gas development, electric power-generating facilities, and coke processing plants.
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The state legislature will consider bills that would require electric companies to obtain 15 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2023. Currently, the standard requires just 8 percent by 2020.
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