JULY 8, 2015

Interior appropriations provide opportunity to defund EPA rules

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FAIRFAX, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the House of Representatives to defund key Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other Interior Department actions in the upcoming Interior appropriations bill that have been stifling energy and extraction industries:

"The upcoming Interior appropriations bill provides an opportunity for the House to defund key EPA and other Interior actions that have had a stranglehold on our economy. Congress should deny funds to carry out the carbon endangerment finding, the new and existing power plant rules, and any other man-made-global-warming-hysteria-inspired regulation. The agency's general counsel's office could be cut by 30 percent. The Interior Department's contemplated expansion of the Northern Spotted Owl's protected habitat should also be halted. These are but a few examples of how Congress' power of the purse can be used to stop the EPA's assault on our economy."

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