Senate Bill Aims To Halt Farm Dust Regulations

Law360, New York (September 9, 2011, 5:39 PM EDT) -- Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., introduced a bill Thursday that would limit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate dust in rural areas, though the agency responded that it had no plans to toughen existing air quality standards.

The Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, or S. 1528, would block the EPA from changing current dust standards for a year and give state and local municipalities more power to regulate dust standards. It is a companion bill to H.R. 1633, which Rep. Kristi L. Noem, R-S.D., introduced...
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