EPA, Energy Officials Say GOP Gas Price Bills Gut Regs

Law360, New York (March 28, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT) -- Top officials from the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday criticized a pair of bills Republicans say would curb gasoline prices, arguing the bills would blunt important environmental regulations and fail to address fuel prices or strengthen energy security.

Officials from Energy, EPA and the U.S. Department of the Interior told a House energy panel that the bills would only complicate the administration’s efforts to control gasoline prices, reduce dependence on foreign oil and improve air quality.

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