House Approves Bill To Ban EPA Farm Dust Regs

Law360, New York (December 8, 2011, 5:50 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill blocking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from issuing regulations concerning farm dust, despite a veto threat from President Barack Obama.

The Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, H.R. 1633, passed in a 268-150 vote, with 33 Democrats voting alongside Republicans.

The bill is aimed at limiting federal regulation of so-called nuisance dust, which it defines as particulate matter that is "generated primarily from natural sources, unpaved roads, agricultural activities, earth moving or other activities typically conducted in...
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