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Are States Rebelling?
An October 6 investigation by the Christian Science Monitor finds that 27 states are taking the lead on environmental protection issues in cases where they feel the federal government is either acting wrongly, slowly or not at all. Will this trend become the norm?
The story quotes former top EPA enforcement officer Eric Schaeffer saying, "EPA used to be leading the pack, but now the states that were the most industry friendly are lining up with EPA - and other states are pushing the envelope and taking the lead on enforcement."