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By the way, this is a fascinating quote: "State regulators, initially caught flat-footed, tightened the rules this year for any new water treatment plants but allowed any existing operations to continue discharging water into rivers."

Is this how things are done in the US? Everything is legal, except what is forbidden?

Yes, that's true, but what the quote refers to is "grandfathering in". New regulations often exempt existing things.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun May 29th, 2011 at 06:40:09 AM EST
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