"EPA Warns House Bill Would 'Overturn' Clean Water Law"

"U.S. EPA warned of the potential dire consequences of legislation being fast-tracked through the House that would give states final say on rules concerning water, wetlands and mountaintop-removal mining.

In a four-page legal analysis (pdf), EPA said the measure (H.R. 2018) sponsored by House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) and ranking member Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) 'would overturn almost 40 years of federal legislation by preventing EPA from protecting public health and water quality.'

GOP House leaders expect to bring the bill to a floor vote this summer."

Paul Quinlan reports for Greenwire June 23, 2011.

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Source: Greenwire, 06/24/2011