Legislation Attacking Environmental Regulations

There are currently at least 21 bills being considered by Congress that are intended to weaken federal environmental regulations.  Among them are three that weaken the Endangered Species Act, three that attempt to deny the EPA the authority to regulate activities related to global warming, three that reduce the ability to regulate the use and discharge of pesticides, and one that would eliminate the EPA altogether.

Bills to Restrict EPA’s Authority Over Global Warming

H.R. 958: Wasteful EPA Programs Elimination Act of 2017
Sponsor: Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
Introduced: Feb 7, 2017
Referred to Committee: Feb 7, 2017H.R. 717: Listing Reform Act

H.R. 637: Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2017
Sponsor: Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
Introduced: Jan 24, 2017
Referred to Committee: Jan 24, 2017

Bill to Require a Cost-Benefit Analysis Before Listing a Species as Endangered

H.R. 717: Listing Reform Act
Sponsor: Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
Introduced: Jan 27, 2017
Referred to Committee: Jan 27, 2017

 

Bill Allowing the Discharge of Pesticides

S. 340: Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2017
Sponsor: Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
Introduced: Feb 7, 2017
Referred to Committee: Feb 7, 2017Bill to Eliminate the EPA

Bill to Eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency

H.R. 861: To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency.
Sponsor: Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
Introduced: Feb 3, 2017
Referred to Committee: Feb 3, 2017

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