STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Noem's dust bill creates a fog
Ever since I heard of Rep. Kristi Noem's bill to stop the EPA from regulating "farm dust" - defined as "coarse particulate matter" rather than the "fine particulate matter" of garden variety air pollu... Posted on 10/28/11 at 12:13 PM
An entirely new way of lawmaking was pioneered Dec. 8 when the U.S. House of Representatives easily passed a one-year moratorium on the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate farm dust despite EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s repeated promises in both House testimony and letters to Congress to do no such thing.
Rep. Kristi Noem’s bill to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from creating additional rules on farm dust passed its first hurdle Thursday.
The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power passed Noem’s bill, H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, 12-9. It will now move to the full Energy and Commerce Committee.
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