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White House Stiffens Resolve On Environment, Threatens Veto

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The Hill first reported the possibility of a veto threat Monday, noting that the measure would punt completion of upcoming mercury standards for power plants until at least six months after the interagency panel's final review in August of 2012.

The warning signal from the administration comes in the wake of the White House buckling to GOP pressure on its plan to raise ozone standards earlier this month, a move that had environmental activists seething.

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