EPA Asking Companies To Police Themselves

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to reduce the regulatory burden on companies by allowing smaller polluters to report less frequently. Environmentalists are skeptical.
October 3, 2005, 5am PDT | Brenda Meyer
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"Reducing information on more than 600 chemicals put in the air, water and land will make it harder for officials, communities and interest groups to help protect public health, said Meghan Purvis, an environmental health advocate for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

... The looser reporting requirements are intended to let off the hook as many as a third of the 23,000 companies that now report their pollution to the government, according to the EPA."

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Published on Saturday, October 1, 2005 in CBS News
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