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Thursday, November 06, 2003

Hack! Cough!
EPA to drop pollution cases.

A change in enforcement policy will lead the Environmental Protection Agency to drop investigations into 50 power plants for past violations of the Clean Air Act, lawyers at the agency who were briefed on the decision this week said.

The lawyers said in interviews on Wednesday that the decision meant the cases would be judged under new, less stringent rules set to take effect next month, rather than the stricter rules in effect at the time the investigations began.

I would hazard a guess that you and I run a much greater risk of premature death from air pollution than we do of dying in a terrorist attack. The Bush administration is actively increasing the odds of both, however. Heck, if you live in lower Manhattan, you can do both at the same time!