Emission Proposals May Help Katrina-Hit Refineries

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On the Gulf Coast, refineries are benefitting from long-awaited changes that states and the federal government have made to speed the process by which they get permits.

Refineries say reforms are necessary in a tough economic climate after Katrina and Rita — and consumers reap the rewards.

But Gulf residents say they're just as worried as ever about the air that they breathe.



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