Republicans Introduce Bill to “Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency”

Published on Truthout, 6 February 2017.

On February 3, Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz introduced a bill titled “To Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency” (EPA).

This is a sign of how a majority-Republican House of Representatives now emboldened by a fiercely anti-environmental Donald Trump presidency is acting rapidly to dismantle as much environmental regulation as possible. The bill is co-sponsored by three other Republican representatives: Rep. Massie Thomas of Kentucky, Rep. Steven Palazzo of Mississippi and Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia.

Make the EPA Great Again

Ironically, the bill to abolish the EPA is part of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s plan to “Make the EPA Great Again.”

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