House to Open with Bill to Curb EPA

The House is expected to open the new year with work on legislation aimed at easing environmental regulations when it returns from recess next week. The Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act - H.R. 2279 - is a compilation of three environmental bills approved by the House Energy Committee. House Republicans have reportedly scheduled the bill for consideration. Among other things - the bill would require the President to consult with states before enforcing federal environmental law. The measure also would prohibit the EPA from imposing overlapping regulations on states that have rules on solid waste disposal and require all federally owned facilities to comply with state requirements on hazardous substances.

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