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At present it appears a couple of Great Lakes region members of Congress will succeed in tacking an amendment onto a spending bill to block clean air rules applying to "lakers." No other industry but the GL shipping industry gets away with so many false environmental claims to block protective standards -- ballast water, cargo 'sweepings,' and now this. A full rebuttal to the industry misrepresentation on the clean air rules should be available by tomorrow.