Environmental Protection Agency

Mining Industry Frets Over EPA Haze Law

It comes with quite a price tag

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The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed new regulations on six state taconite facilities have not only provoked concern among northern Minnesotans who depend on the mining industry for their jobs and way of life.

The controversy has also brought home to Iron Range residents the real life consequences of federal government regulations in the form of a 36-page proposed rule buried deep in the Federal Register.