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House re-opens assault against EPA, Interior


House re-opens assault against EPA, Interior

Friends of the Earth

WASHINGTON - The House begins voting today on HR 2822, The Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Act, 2016. The bill would cut funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by $718 million, nine percent below current levels. It also includes more than 20 policy riders which block key regulatory measures such as new rules on fracking, the Clean Power Plan and ozone pollution limits.

Although the Obama administration has already promised to veto the bill in its current form, amendments are being considered on the floor to further undermine environmental protections.