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Pentagon Seeks Exemptions from Environmental Regulations

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Pentagon Seeks Exemptions from Environmental Regulations

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Pentagon Seeks Exemptions from Environmental Regulations

Pentagon Seeks Exemptions from Environmental Regulations

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The Pentagon will ask Congress for relief from six environmental laws, including the Clean Air and Endangered Species acts. Defense officials say the regulations protecting threatened plants and animals on military property are compromising combat readiness. NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports.

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