House Republicans roll up sleeves to fight EPA toxic pollution rules

Posted by erauch, April 17, 2011

House Republicans are to continue their assault on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week, with a hearing on the Agency’s recent rules concerning air pollution scheduled for tomorrow.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Republican congressman Fred Upton, has been conducting a series of hearings which will culminate this week in a discussion of the EPA’s air quality rules.

On Friday, the Sub Committee on Energy and Power will conduct a hearing on “recent EPA rulemakings relating to boilers, cement-manufacturing plants and utilities”. This refers to rules recently proposed by the Agency that would address toxins such as mercury, arsenic, chromium and hydrogen chloride in industrial emissions.


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