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Is the EPA really your enemy? Not if your friendly EPA ombudsman has anything to say about it.

This story appears in the November 1999 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Karen Brown isn't just the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman--she's also your friend. Formerly a small-business employee, she understands how to juggle environmental issues and businesses' bottom lines. So, with 14 years of ombudsman experience, Brown continues forging ahead to make regulatory life a little easier for small businesses nationwide that face fines from $50,000 per violation per day. She says dial (800) 368-5888 for EPA relief. We say read up to understand how the EPA is on your side.

How do you disprove the misconception that the EPA is "the enemy"?

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