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White House unveiling plans to curb regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is releasing its plans for erasing regulations that it says stifle economic growth, including the requirement that gasoline stations in some states install devices that trap polluting vapors.
White House officials said that after a four-month review by federal agencies, officials have compiled proposals for abolishing or revamping enough regulations to save businesses billions of dollars in costs and tens of millions of hours in reporting burdens. Included were ending an Environmental Protection Agency requirement for vapor recovery systems at gas stations, which the White House said in a statement were not needed because of improved anti-pollution equipment in cars.
Other regulations to be targeted include requirements for employers to report some safety data, some railroad safety rules and the process for declaring species to be endangered.


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