GOP Sends Bill Cutting EPA Budget By $1.4B To House Floor

Law360, New York (June 28, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT) -- The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved a Fiscal Year 2013 funding bill reducing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency budget by $1.4 billion through a 17 percent cut, with Republican lawmakers targeting the agency over regulations they claim are hampering the energy industry.

The bill, which was approved by a 26-19 vote, sets funding for the EPA, U.S. Department of Interior, the U.S. Forest Service and other related agencies at a collective $28 billion — a $1.2 billion drop from FY 2012. But while the other...
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