Tuesday, December 14, 2004

We've Got Deadlines to Keep -- But Since You're Big Oil, We'll Let You Slide

Washington's been quietly letting oil refineries all across the US to miss court-mandated deadlines to reduce air emissions. That means hundreds of thousands of Americans are getting extra exposure to dangerous pollutants. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram found the EPA has been extremely flexible with the industry it's supposed to regulate. The Fort Worth reporters also found that deals to clean up four Chevron/Texaco refineries have been held up for more than a year. (IRE & Fort Worth Star Telegram)

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