In Obama EPA, Air Quality Rules Will Be Top Priority

Law360, New York (November 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- As President-elect Obama prepares to appoint his own leadership to the often-criticized U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, industries are waiting, and expecting, to see the agency's policies, regulations and enforcement efforts take a new direction, particularly when it comes to air pollution issues, attorneys say.

Some changes, especially with regard to enforcement, could be somewhat slow in coming, but Obama will likely make a climate change law that regulates greenhouse gases as a pollutant a priority for his first two years. Still, readjustments should be visible from...
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