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November 10, 2012

Environmentalists urge action on climate change

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In a second term, the EPA could consider rules governing coal ash waste and ground-level pollution, analysts say.

Groups that generally oppose action on climate change are, like the environmental groups, girding for what might be coming from the White House.

“This election really didn’t change much in terms of the dynamic in Washington in the sense that President Obama stays in the White House and Congress stays the same,” said James Taylor, senior fellow for environmental policy for the Heartland Institute, a noted climate skeptic group. “So we’ll probably just see this battle where EPA is taking severe measures and a different path than Congress might have taken.”

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