White House Loosens Clean Air Rules 
Fri Nov 22, 5:26 PM ET 
By JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press Writer 

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration on Friday eased clean air rules to allow utilities, refineries and manufacturers to avoid having to install expensive new anti-pollution equipment when they modernize their plants. 

The long-awaited regulation issued by the Environmental Protection agency was immediately attacked by environmentalists, state air quality regulators and attorneys general in several Northeast state who promised a lawsuit to try to reverse the action. 

But EPA Administrator Christie Whitman rejected critics' claims that the changes would produce dirtier air, saying in a statement they would encourage emission reductions by providing utilities and refinery operators new flexibility...... 
 
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Should the White House have relaxed clean air standards this week?
White House Loosens Clean Air Rules

Fri Nov 22, 5:26 PM ET

By JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration on Friday eased clean air rules to allow utilities, refineries and manufacturers to avoid having to install expensive new anti-pollution equipment when they modernize their plants.

The long-awaited regulation issued by the Environmental Protection agency was immediately attacked by environmentalists, state air quality regulators and attorneys general in several Northeast state who promised a lawsuit to try to reverse the action.

But EPA Administrator Christie Whitman rejected critics` claims that the changes would produce dirtier air, saying in a statement they would encourage emission reductions by providing utilities and refinery operators new flexibility......

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19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/7/02 - 6:28:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
Bush makes me sick. He has no concern whatsoever for the environment. And Whitman ought to be ashamed of herself for betraying the very core of the ideals the EPA is founded on.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/9/02 - 12:09:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Obviously, Bush should not have relaxed clean air standards, but does it really come as a surprise?



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