"WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives [Monday] passed a compromise bill to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and make deep cuts in spending. A majority of House Republicans, and about half the Democrats approved the package, just a day before the deadline. ...
The deal, which includes no increases in taxes or revenue, has prompted fear among some environmentalists that spending cuts would harm public health and that in the end, big, profitable oil companies would keep their existing government subsidies."
Environment News Service had the story August 1, 2011.
"The GOP's Hidden Debt-Deal Agenda: Gut the EPA" (TIME)
"Energy Subsidy Battle Reignites as Debt Deal Preserves Tax Breaks" (Greenwire)
"Heat Wave 2011: States Cut Programs Helping Families Pay Electric Bills" (Huffington Post)