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Posted Tue Nov 15 2011: from Center for Public Integrity:
In polluted Pennsylvania suburb, a Republican takes on state regulators
From his 13th-floor office in the Berks County Services Center, Commissioner Mark Scott fields constituent complaints about suffocating odors from an old battery recycling plant in the working-class borough of Laureldale, a northern suburb of this city. Scott, a Republican, reacts to these calls in a way that might seem blasphemous to GOP hard-liners. As he sees it, regulators aren't doing enough.
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