Enviros Call Regulatory Reform Bill An ‘Attack’ On Safeguards

Law360, New York (January 14, 2015, 3:19 PM EST) -- Environmental groups slammed the U.S. House of Representatives’ Tuesday passage of a bill that would expand the requirements for federal agency rule-making, saying it would unnecessarily impede much needed protective regulations and calling it an “attack” on those safeguards.

The House passed H.R. 185, or the Regulatory Accountability Act, by a vote of 250-175, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the bill’s sponsor, praised it as a solution to the problem of “overreaching, ill-considered and excessively costly federal regulation.” While the specter of a presidential veto has been raised, environmental groups still decried the measure.

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