Bay Journal – Article: House Moves To Keep EPA From Enforcing Bay Pollution Diet


Bay Journal – Article: House moves to keep EPA from enforcing Bay pollution diet

House moves to keep EPA from enforcing Bay pollution dietEnvironmentalists say measure tacked on federal spending bill by VA Republican threatens to unravel cleanup effort

By Timothy B. Wheeler on September 08, 2017

In a move that environmentalists charged would undermine the Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to bar the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from taking action against any state in the Bay watershed that fails to meet pollution reduction goals set by the EPA six years ago.
The measure, an amendment to an EPA and Interior Department spending bill put forward by Rep. …

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