GOP Bill Would Slash $3B From EPA Funding

Law360, New York (July 22, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT) -- Republican lawmakers have taken an ax to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's budget and regulatory power in an appropriations bill released Monday, proposing to cut $2.8 billion and prevent the agency from developing planned greenhouse gas emissions rules.

The bill, which also covers funding for the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service, reduces EPA funding by 34 percent from last year's funding level in an attempt to weaken an agency that the House Appropriations Committee claims has produced costly and ineffective programs and...
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