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We have made a mistake, is what I believe, in saying that the EPA should regulate carbon emissions.

Romney on issues where environment, economy meet

For the first time in a long time, political observers had been eyeing New York's Republican Presidential Primary, wondering if New York voters might actually have an impact on who's running for the White House. But it appears the GOP nominee has all but been decided before a single ballot is cast in the Empire State.

The Innovation Trail's Zack Seward looks at Mitt Romney's positions on a couple of key economic issues.

Marie Cusick, Ryan Delaney, Matt Richmond and Daniel Robison contributed reporting on this story. The Innovation Trail is a collaboration between five upstate public media outlets, reporting on New York's innovation economy. Support comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  Go to full article

Clinton and Spitzer Call for Hearings on Bush Mercury Plan

45 US Senators, including seven Republicans, and nine Attorneys General asked President Bush last week to withdraw his proposal to regulate mercury emissions from power plants. Hillary Clinton and Elliot Spitzer are now calling for hearings to examine how the Bush Administration developed its proposal, which critics say is not protective of public health. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Bush Administration Moves To Ease Clean Air Rules

The Bush Administration moved yesterday to ease rules designed to force power plants and factories to clean up their smokestacks. Nine east-coast states have filed suit to block the change. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Environmentalists Worry About Proposed Changes to Clean Air Act

Friday afternoon, the Bush administration announced it would move to change key provisions of the Clean Air Act. The rules, known as New Source Review, were designed to force power plants to upgrade environmental equipment. Environmental groups, and some government leaders in the Northeastern U.S., worry that the change will mean more of the type of pollution that causes acid rain. Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann, who's been following this story.  Go to full article

Spitzer: Don't Weaken Clean Air Act

New York's Attorney General says plans by the EPA to possibly weaken the Clean Air Act for rules on power plant emissions would be a mistake and could lead to increased acid rain and asthma in New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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