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  •  Good point. Similar to original Clean Air Act that (2+ / 0-)
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    distinguished between "existing" facilities and "new" facilities regarding how much they could pollute. Of course many new sources did their darndest, with their lawyers' help, to make their otherwise new source of pollution (with more stringent standards) qualify as merely a change to an existing source (with grandfathered-in less stringent standards.)

    There are plenty of good environmental lawyers out there who I would hope are advising the authors of the legislation how to avoid the scenario you cite.

    Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

    by willyr on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 02:27:04 PM PST

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