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Power plants pollute

Concerning the current excitement surrounding the advent of the electric car, and the article ``Clean Air Laws Help Roll Electric Cars Onto Roads,'' Nov. 22: The last I heard, most electricity, even electricity to recharge batteries, comes from power plants that emit pollutants. ZEV, ``Zero-Emission Vehicle,'' is just that, with emphasis on the word vehicle. The pollution is still there but the burden is on ``Peter'' (low pollution cities and suburbs) to pay ``Paul'' (high pollution cities). Now if that energy went into mass transit.... David F. Schmidt, Arlington, Va.

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