"Industry Seen Winning as EPA Weighs Weaker Boiler Rules"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release new pollution caps for industrial boilers and cement plants, as it bows to industry pressure to delay their effective date and ease some standards, according to environmental and business groups."

"A handful of regulations set to be released today are being watched by paper companies, chemical makers and other manufacturers for signs that the agency has agreed to their request for additional time to comply. The rules are among the most broadly applicable clean-air standards issued under President Barack Obama.

“It’s going to be a mixed bag for us,” John Walke, clean- air director for the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, said in an interview. The standards will “save a lot of lives, but there won’t be as many benefits” because of the changes, he said."

Mark Drajem reports for Bloomberg December 21, 2012.

Source: Bloomberg, 12/21/2012