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MINE REFORM BACKERS SAY EASY HOUSE WIN WILL HELP COUNTER REID

Environmentalists and other supporters of a sweeping hardrock mining reform bill expect that the legislation's recent easy passage on the House floor will boost their leverage in upcoming conference negotiations with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who along with other key Senators is expected to craft a competing bill more favorable to industry.

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PALLONE EYES BILL TO BOOST EPA AUTHORITY ON CHEMICAL SECURITY RULES

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) is drafting chemical security legislation that would make EPA the lead authority on new security rules rather than the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a move that would shift the focus of regulations away from security improvements and toward reducing risks from substances that can cause environmental harm.

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CRITICS RAMP UP OPPOSITION TO BILL EXPANDING CLEAN WATER ACT'S SCOPE

Critics of a controversial bill who say it broadly expands the Clean Water Act's scope are ramping up pressure on House lawmakers to oppose the legislation, sending a series of letters to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signed by a wide range of industry, property rights and conservative political groups.

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WAXMAN TARGETS ENERGY LAW OIL, GAS WATER QUALITY EXEMPTIONS

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House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) is considering a legislative fix to eliminate exemptions for oil and natural gas producers from the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and other environmental laws, saying the issue needs to be "revisited."

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GROUP SAYS EPA CLIMATE ANALYSIS WEIGHTED TO FAVOR BINGAMAN BILL

The environmental think tank World Resources Institute (WRI) is criticizing a recent EPA analysis of pending Senate climate change bills, saying the agency's assumptions about a lack of international controls and certain economic conditions boost the effectiveness of a proposal by Senate energy committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), which is seen as the most favorable toward industry among varying legislative proposals.

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HIGH-PROFILE PACTS BRING MIXED HILL REACTION ON EPA ENFORCEMENT

Recent high-profile EPA enforcement settlements are bringing mixed reactions from Democratic lawmakers concerned that the Bush administration is not adequately enforcing environmental laws.

Ronald Tenpas, President Bush's nominee to head the Department of Justice's (DOJ) environment division, is winning praise from key Democratic lawmakers for his role in EPA's recent new source review (NSR) settlement with American Electric Power Corp (AEP), which the lawmakers hope shows increased environmental enforcement under the Bush administration.

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AS DEMOCRATS STEP UP PROBES, EPA ENFORCEMENT CHIEF DEFENDS RECORD

EPA's top enforcement official is stepping up his defense of recent settlements and the longer-term track record of the agency's Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance (OECA) amid an intensifying and widening House Democratic investigation of the office.

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BUDGET STALEMATE MAY RESULT IN HUGE CUTS TO EPA FY08 FUNDING BILL

The escalating stalemate between Democrats in Congress and President Bush over fiscal year 2008 appropriations bills may ultimately force lawmakers to abandon their efforts to increase funding levels for EPA and other agencies above the president's request, according to congressional staffers. Because it is unlikely Democrats have the votes to override threatened vetoes, the longer the standoff continues the stronger Bush's hand is in rejecting any increase over his original request, these sources believe.

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Subcommittee Revisions To Lieberman-Warner Preview Climate Debate

Landmark climate change legislation by Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Warner (R-VA) approved on Nov. 1 by a Senate environment subcommittee includes a number of changes that make the plan more stringent, including language to cover emissions related to natural gas use by the residential and commercial sectors and new provisions requiring EPA to issue recommendations to Congress if periodic science reviews suggest the need for stricter emission limits.

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HIGH-PROFILE PACTS BRING MIXED HILL REACTION ON EPA ENFORCEMENT

Recent high-profile EPA enforcement settlements are bringing mixed reactions from Democratic lawmakers concerned that the Bush administration is not adequately enforcing environmental laws.

Ronald Tenpas, President Bush's nominee to head the Department of Justice's (DOJ) environment division, is winning praise from key Democratic lawmakers for his role in EPA's recent new source review (NSR) settlement with American Electric Power Corp (AEP), which the lawmakers hope shows increased environmental enforcement under the Bush administration.

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