President Barack Obama will not back off proposed Environmental Protection Agency rules on utilities and manufacturers despite halting new limits on ozone, according to Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif. Waxman said that he "was told by people in the White House that they felt [stopping the ozone limits] would give them stronger grounds to stop Republicans who want to delay or postpone or eliminate" other actions against emissions. The EPA's planned actions include regulations on emissions from coal-fired power plants, cement factories and industrial boilers.

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