White House Threatens To Veto Farm Dust Bill

Law360, New York (December 7, 2011, 8:12 PM EST) -- The Obama administration threatened Wednesday to veto a bill aimed at preventing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from regulating dust in rural areas, arguing ahead of an expected House vote Thursday that the bill would roll back Clean Air Act protections.

The White House said in a statement of administration policy that H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, would undermine existing CAA regulations and that President Barack Obama's advisers would recommend a veto if Congress passes it.

“This ambiguously written bill would create high...
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