Lawmakers Spar Over EPA's $13B In Unspent Funds

Law360, New York (October 12, 2011, 5:22 PM EDT) -- Members of the House of Representatives traded barbs and looked for savings in the budget of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, focusing their scrutiny on $13.8 billion in funds the EPA has committed to projects but not yet spent.

At a hearing at a subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, lawmakers immediately took on a partisan tone, with Democrats blasting the Republican majority as "the most anti-environment House in history" and Republicans claiming that EPA regulations are a major impediment to...
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