Bush launches last-minute deregulation push

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    Bush launches last-minute deregulation push

    White House moves to relax many rules covering private industry

    By R. Jeffrey Smith
    The Washington Post
    updated 1:17 a.m. PT, Fri., Oct. 31, 2008


    The White House is working to enact a wide array of federal regulations, many of which would weaken government rules aimed at protecting consumers and the environment, before President Bush leaves office in January.

    The new rules would be among the most controversial deregulatory steps of the Bush era and could be difficult for his successor to undo. Some would ease or lift constraints on private industry, including power plants, mines and farms.

    Those and other regulations would help clear obstacles to some commercial ocean-fishing activities, ease controls on emissions of pollutants that contribute to global warming, relax drinking-water standards and lift a key restriction on mountaintop coal mining.

    Once such rules take effect, they typically can be undone only through a laborious new regulatory proceeding, including lengthy periods of public comment, drafting and mandated reanalysis.

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    Maybe you should have been nicer to him---I can't wait for the pardons :lol:
     

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