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Killing Trees, Part II

Last summer, “06880” reader Mary McGee complained about the ridiculous practice of dumping phone books underneath mailboxes.  They’re unsightly, she said — and besides, who uses phone books these days?

Almost 2 dozen folks commented, agreeing wholeheartedly.

Now, alert reader Jennifer Jackson sends along this info:  According to Yahoo! News, regulators are allowing telecommunications companies to stop mass-printing residential phone books.

Recently, New York, Florida and Pennsylvania approved Verizon’s request to not distribute white pages.  Virginia is considering a similar move.

Nearly a dozen other states have enacted or are debating similar legislation.

The list includes such forward-looking, business-interfering states as Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas.

But not Connecticut.

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