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Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 8:53 p.m.

Laurel: To Rich Fitzgerald. Allegheny County's chief executive says he'll intervene to give businesses more leeway in how and where pollution risks from their operations are measured. That's in response to new, stricter pollution controls adopted by county health officials this week. We're glad to see that the ACE understands there's a fine balance between protecting public health and forcing businesses to commit suicide to do so.

Lance: To the Jefferson Township storm grate thieves. Normally, we wouldn't waste a lance on criminals but these guys are over the top. Stealing the cast-iron grates from roads turns the huge holes into potential death traps for area motorists. They've taken 28 grates in just the past couple of weeks. Stop it before you kill someone.

On the “Watch List”: The New Kensington Municipal Authority. We don't begrudge authorities recouping their costs but the timing of a 600 percent meter-reading fee increase — on the heels of the city's sanitary authority giving its billing contract to another entity — appears more vendetta than fiscal management.

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