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Greenhouse-Gas Emission Rules for U.S. Refineries Delayed by EPA

The Obama administration will miss a mid-December deadline to set rules limiting greenhouse gases from refineries, after failing to set standards for power-plant emissions and shelving tougher limits for ozone.

Republicans and some Democrats in Congress have said the the emission standards threaten the economy and are seeking to postpone or block them. Environmental groups such as Clean Air Watch said the administration is caving in to such criticism as President Barack Obama runs for re-election.