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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Polluters, anti-worker forces rush to get favors from Bush

The New York Times reports that business lobbies are rushing to obtain permission to pollute and enact anti-worker rules before George Bush leaves office.

Hoping to lock in policies backed by a pro-business administration, poultry farmers are seeking an exemption for the smelly fumes produced by tons of chicken manure. Businesses are lobbying the Bush administration to roll back rules that let employees take time off for family needs and medical problems. And electric power companies are pushing the government to relax pollution-control requirements.

Here is the article.

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