House Committee Reports Out 2012 EPA Budget Bill

Law360, New York (July 12, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT) -- The House Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to send the 2012 Interior and Environment $27.5 billion spending bill to the floor after a heated debate over policy riders including a proposal to reverse a federal ban on new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.

Committee members voted 28-18 on the bill, which cuts $2.1 billion in funding for the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and various other related agencies.

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives challenged but failed to...
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