EPA: What's a Little Toxic Emission Among Friends?

"For the third time, environmental advocates have discovered passages in the Bush administration's proposal for regulating mercury pollution from power plants that mirror almost word for word portions of memos written by a law firm representing coal-fired power plants." The passages, in language from the Latham & Watkins firm, say the EPA will not regulate other toxins emitted by power plants (including lead, chromium and arsenic). According to Public Citizen and the Environmental Integrity Project, three former Latham & Watkins employees now work at the EPA, including the person "in charge of all air pollution policy" and "a leading architect of new air pollution regulations."