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Saturday, February 1, 1997
The Clinton Administration's new clean air proposal is an important move forward, but must be strengthened substantially to save the lives of some 40,000 Americans who will continue die prematurely each year even after the new standard is in place, according to a series of reports released today by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a Washington DC based nonprofit research organization.
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Saturday, February 1, 1997
The new "Freedom to Farm" subsidy contract payments that many farmers believe are guaranteed for the next 7 years will probably be slashed if Congress approves a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution, according to a new study. Conservation Reserve Program contract payments will also be vulnerable to cuts under the amendment, which will also make it much harder for Congress to provide farm disaster aid.
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Monday, July 1, 1996
On June 17, the Corps formally proposed to extend some wetlands permits for 5 years, and to add several new permits with the potential for significant environmental damage. One of the new permits would automatically approve many sand and gravel mining operations in wetlands, streams and lakes--operations that can harm water quality and damage fish and wildlife habitat.
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