What eventually might force action, though, is a hard line from environmental regulators.
You have the right to appeal against environmental regulators' decisions.
Before they can start building, energy companies need clearance from the public and the government, including environmental regulators.
But, one Federal official said, the environmental regulators would hold firm on the new conditions for expansion.
President Bush has jumped at the chance to imply that environmental regulators have held back the energy industry.
Environmental regulators tend to see their world through the prism of science.
The project had been placed permanently on hold by environmental regulators, but moved forward after the sale.
Why, for once, can't the bad guy turn out to be an overzealous environmental regulator?
For now, however, city and federal environmental regulators said, there is little for residents to worry about.
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