WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 — The attorneys general of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut say they are ready to open a new
round of litigation to force power plants to make billions of dollars of pollution-control improvements after a decision by
the Bush administration to abandon more than 50 investigations into possible violations of the Clean Air Act.
The state officials said they would move quickly to fill some of the void left by the Environmental Protection Agency,
which decided this week to drop the investigations at the old coal-fired plants, a major source of the air pollution that
drifts over the Northeast. ...