CAROL BROWNER: THE QUEEN OF CLEAN AIR

EPA CHIEF BROWNER WORE DOWN EVERYONE, RIGHT UP TO THE PRESIDENT, IN HER BATTLE FOR TOUGHER RULES

As a piece of understatement, the President's pronouncement last week was nothing short of a masterpiece: "I have approved some very strong new regulations today," he said, "that will be somewhat controversial."

Tell it to Carol Browner. When the Environmental Protection Agency chief proposed a set of strict new clean-air rules back in November, she was ambushed from just about every direction. Conservative legislators, industry lobbyists and the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal attacked Browner with unusual vehemence, declaring, that, among other things, the rules were based on bad science and would subvert the American way of life by...

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