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While voters flocked to the polls, the New York Times editorial staff on Tuesday printed an unsigned opinion that notes several changes that the current administration could implement before the next president is sworn in, many of which were environmental.
Among the speculated changes was a major shift in EPA enforcement of New Source Review. "In coming weeks, we expect the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a final rule that would weaken a program created by the Clean Air Act, which requires utilities to install modern pollution controls when they upgrade their plants to produce more power," the article said.
"The agency is also expected to issue a final rule that would make it easier for coal-fired power plants to locate near national parks," the editorial also noted.
The Times also made reference to a proposal by the Interior Department, awaiting EPA approval, that would ease regulation on waste disposal from mining companies.