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The second was an attempt to make it easier for coal-fired power plants, refineries and factories to be built near national parks. The rule change would have calculated releases over a one-year period, rather than the current 3-hour and 24-hour periods.
EPA spokesman Jonathan Shradar indicated recently that both changes were close to becoming law, but noted Wednesday that the agency essentially ran out of time to get it done.
Affected industries include electric services, petroleum refining, industrial chemical products, and pulp and paper mills.