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EPA could ban smokers (BBQ's) in NC

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http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/display_exclusive.html?id=6955

October 12, 2010

RALEIGH — Until recently, no one in North Carolina, home to so many tobacco companies, could have imagined a statewide smoking ban in public buildings.

And yet it’s possible that federal environmental regulators could target another signature Tar Heel State tradition: the pig pickin’.

Several cities in California, Colorado, and other states have banned outdoor grilling — particularly where wood or charcoal is involved — at parks and other public areas and at events including weekend festivals. And if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tightens its regulations covering coarse particulate matter in 2011, mobile smokers could be endangered

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If a BBQ restaurant burns down that usually means the BBQ was awesome. I highly doubt one of the staples of southern cooking will be banned.

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Luckily we are on a private lot for tailgating.

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Blame the transplanted Northerners.

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So BBQ would become like moonshine? Would guys like Ranucci go underground?

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Outrage over the banning of bbq, but cool for the state to list political affiliations and gun ownership as reason to kidnap a child. Keep watching TV. Everything is ok.

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