In light of the new restrictions and regulations currently being imposed on our American stained glass manufacturers, I have felt compelled to contact my representatives in Washington...Don't know how much impact just I will have, but if all of us sent letters to our representatives, we might actually make a difference. I received a form letter from Streuter, which I modified, and sent to my Congressmen...They may have that letter posted on their web site. I have saved the email from Streuter with the letter attached. Whether you use a form letter, or compose your own, please reach out to our government officials.....They are our employees. If we do nothing, I fear we are in danger of losing most, if not all, or our American manufacturers of colored glass. It only takes a few minutes to send off an email..
Government Restrictions On The Glass Industry
Posted 26 May 2016 - 11:36 PM
I need to do more research on this topic. and the information I've found so far is very confusing! I am not thrilled with environmental pollution. I understand that filtering equipment is cRaZy expensive (I work in the steel industry where we've already had these restrictions imposed). I am saddened that this is impacting my new-found hobby/passion.
Posted 27 May 2016 - 06:37 PM
Wonder how the price of glass will increase in the near future. Remember when 50/50 or 60/40 solder was under 4 dollars a roll? Now its 5 times that. Can you imagine what a 12X12 piece of glass will cost? Seems its always about money. When glass will get to be 20 dollars or 30 dollars a foot, the concern about pollution will go away. Sad.
Posted 13 June 2016 - 07:53 PM
In the middle ages glass was something only the very wealthy could afford to have.
With the technology we have (the rover on Mars for instance) I would think the problem of pollution could be handled much differently than it is. $$$
$ome thing$ NEVER change.
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