I think that they'll still have doping inspectors, just not the UCI ones.
That may or may not let some offenders slip through the cracks.
It would seem that the Tour de France organization stands to gain with softer anti-doping as it would lessen the potential for having another humiliating result.
Team Astana is alive and well. Levi Leipheimer is their team captain now.
Teams invited to the 2008 tour here