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Bush's air pollution plan is revived

[JURIST] President Bush's languishing air pollution initiative received a boost on Thursday when the Environmental Protection Agency [official website] agreed to a request made months ago by the Senate to examine competing legislation. The President's plan, known as Clear Skies [EPA website], failed in a Senate Committee vote in March 2005 when Democratic Senator Thomas R. Carper [official website] voted against the bill in a 9-9 vote because of the EPA's reluctance to consider similar bills with tighter emmissions standards. The EPA response may be enough to persuade another Democrat to switch votes. The New York Times has more.

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