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June 20, 2008 2:07 PM

White House asserts executive privilege in air-quality case

Setting up a constitutional showdown, the White House on Friday asserted executive privilege in denying a congressional request for thousands of pages of documents related to the federal government's rejection of California's efforts to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions. Congress is attempting to determine whether President Bush played a role in the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to deny California’s request for permission to impose tougher air-quality regulations than federal law called for.

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