Watching Government: Rush to regulate

At a time when you'd expect the US Environmental Protection Agency to be winding down some initiatives, it seems to be winding up.It's not uncommon for an agency to tie up a few loose ends in the final months of an administration, but usually it defers the controversial issues and regulations to the incoming president's team.However, Carol Browner, EPA administrator, is pushing her agency to complete as much of the Clinton administration's environmental agenda as possible.For example, EPA is expected to issue a final New Source Review rule by December.Currently, an NSR is required if an operational change increases a plant's emissions significantly. Companies say EPA&#...

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