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Environment

Anatomy of a Reg Deferred

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorMarch 19, 2011 12:51 AM

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John Collins Rudolf provides an ugly, but necessary deconstruction.

That it would take more than 20 years for federal regulators to finally propose toxic emissions standards for the power industry is testament to both the slow wheels of bureaucracy and the clout of the nation's utility and coal interests, which bitterly "” and for years, successfully "” fought the controls, even as other industries bowed under.

This is a story with a familiar history.

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