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Environmentalists Blast Relaxed Rules for Farm Runoff

The Bush administration eases federal rules governing runoff from major livestock operations, calling the existing regulations confusing and costly. Critics say the move further damages efforts to keep rivers and streams clean. NPR's John Nielsen reports.

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John Nielsen
John Nielsen covers environmental issues for NPR. His reports air regularly on NPR's award-winning news magazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. He also prepares documentaries for the NPR/National Geographic Radio Expeditions series, which is heard regularly on Morning Edition. Nielsen also occasionally serves as the substitute host for several NPR News programs.