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ELECTION FEARS PROMPT EPA TO DELAY GUIDE ON MERCURY DISCHARGE PERMITS

August 06, 2004
EPA is delaying the release of a controversial draft guidance that critics say could allow states to avoid setting strict clean water permit limits for mercury over fears that Democrats and environmentalists will criticize the administration's mercury control efforts in an election year, several EPA sources say. Relevant documents are available on InsideEPA.com. The draft guidance, obtained by Inside EPA , seeks to provide significant flexibility to water dischargers, including publicly owned treatment works and mining facilities, based on the...


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