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'It begins': EPA imposes controversial new rule on soot pollution

Via » Submitted On Sun, 12/16/2012 - 12:13am by fred

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued its first major regulation since the Nov. 6 election, imposing new air quality rules on soot pollution in what critics called evidence of a post-election "regulatory cliff." The EPA rule reduces by 20 percent the maximum amount of soot released into the air from smokestacks, diesel trucks and other sources of pollution.


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