House Dems Use EPA Budget Hearing To Slam Rule Rollbacks

Law360 (April 2, 2019, 8:18 PM EDT) -- House Democrats on Tuesday laughed off President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's budget and spent their time with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler grilling him on issues like climate change and proposed changes to mercury and automobile air emissions regulations.

Wheeler appeared before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies to discuss the White House's recent budget proposal, which would slash the EPA's funding by 31 percent to $6.1 billion. Similar budget proposals never advanced in Congress even when Republicans controlled both houses, and Democrats made clear those types of cuts are off the...

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