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Chem Links, January 14: EPA to Stunt Job Growth?

3:22 PM MST | January 14, 2010 | By VINCENT VALK

As Congress dithers on regulating U.S. greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving ahead with a new set of rules that could regulate them, anyway. While industry has been not-unsupportive of Congress' attempts to set up a cap-and-trade system, it looks far less kindly on the possibility of EPA regulation. ACC's Cal Dooley argues that it could hinder precarious job creation efforts. (The Hill)

Geoengineering – attempts to control global warming though things like cloud seeding – has proven somewhat controversial. However, with the lack of progress in global emissions restrictions, scientists are launching a conference to discuss geoengineering options. (The Guardian)

Warren Buffet just spent $44 billion for freight rail company BNSF. Should we call it a comeback for rail? Maybe, and maybe not. (Infrastructurist)

There's been some bad news in the economy lately, but the equities markets have been humming just fine. The Financial Times calls it a "zombie rally." (Financial Times)

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