The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $1.4 billion cut in the budget of EPA, also including 31 additional riders limited the agency’s regulatory powers.


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The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $1.4 billion cut in the budget of EPA, also including 31 additional riders limiting the agency’s regulatory powers.

That would make the 2013 EPA budget equivalent to its budget in the early 2000s, numbers that would hardly be crippling.

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  • Tom Billings

    The question of interest will be whether EPA is willing to cut their regulatory straitjacket to fit the new amount of financial cloth provided. They could cut the number of people, and just take longer to get through applications for projects. They could also scale back the internally written regulations so that the smaller number of people can get through their processes without delaying projects.

    I’m hoping for the latter, and fearing the former.

  • wodun

    This would be news if we had passed a budget sometime in the last 3 years.

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