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From The New York Times: Lawyers at E.P.A. Say It Will Drop Pollution Cases

“Congressional critics, environmental groups and officials in some Northeast states described the change as a major victory for the utility industry and a defeat for environmentalists, who had viewed the cases as the best way to require the companies to install billions of dollars of new pollution controls.

Representatives of the utility industry have been among President Bush’s biggest campaign donors, and a change in the enforcement policies has been a top priority of the industry’s lobbyists.”