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Washington state lawmakers defend pulp and paper mills over boiler regulations

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Washington state lawmakers defend pulp and paper mills over boiler regulations

October 26, 2011 - 06:14
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WASHINGTON DC, Oct. 26, 2011 (Local News) -Congress is feuding over how quickly the federal government should move in trying to reduce deadly air pollution that comes from industrial boilers and incinerators.

The issue has aroused much controversy in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest, where the forest products industry is big business.

Fears persist among many - Republicans and Democrats alike - that the federal government will go too far in hurting the region's economy by imposing new regulations that could result in mass layoffs.

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