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Unformatted text preview: ations alone. The GOP has gladly cut the EPA already- they would love to strike down another program Eilperin, Washington Post writer covering the House of Representatives since 1998 6-20-11 (Juliet graduated in 1992 magna cum laude from Princeton University, where she received a bachelor’s in Politics. “EPA budget cuts put states in bind” 6-20-11 http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/environment/epa-budgetcuts-put-states-in-bind/2011/06/08/AGbVpYdH_story.html?sub=AR accessed: 6-21-11 TJL) When congressional Republicans cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget 16 percent as part of a deal with President Obama in April to keep the government running, they hailed it as a blow to a federal bureaucracy that had overreached in its size and ambition. Any type of new environmental regulation is unpopular- GOP support of TRAIN Act proves McGowan, DC correspondent for Solve Climate News 6-7-11 (“Rep. John Sullivan's TRAIN Act Takes Aim at EPA” 6-07-11 http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/07/idUS337544950220110607 accessed: 6-21-11 TJL) Those perceiving the Clean Air Act as a lumbering locomotive intent on flattening U.S. jobs, economic competitiveness and energy reliability hope the "TRAIN Act" makes more than a whistle-stop tour through Capitol Hill. Conservationists, however, have an opposite take. For them, the wheels can't come off soon enough from House legislation that is saddled with a cumbersome name — Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011 — to create a cutesy but memorable acronym that lends itself to ridicule. Listen to Clean Air Watch's Frank O'Donnell. "It ought to be called the 'Train Wreck Act' because it's such a thoroughly bad idea," the president of the Washington-based advocacy organization told SolveClimate News in an interview. "This just shows you that the spirit of George Orwell is alive and well in Washington." But Oklahoma Rep. John Sullivan evidently thinks the name reflects the serious legislating the House must undertake now that the GOP wields power once again. The Republican says he is sponsoring such a measure because Congress desperately needs "an honest accounting of how much the Environmental Protection Agency's regulatory train wreck is costing our economy and American consumers." Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 159 Mercury Politics Regulation – Unpopular – GOP (2/2) The EPA is a central target for cuts- any increase in spending polarizes the right Eilperin, Washington Post writer covering the House of Representatives since 1998 6-20-11 (Juliet graduated in 1992 magna cum laude from Princeton University, where she received a bachelor’s in Politics. “EPA budget cuts put states in bind” 6-20-11 http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/environment/epa-budgetcuts-put-states-in-bind/2011/06/08/AGbVpYdH_story.html?sub=AR accessed: 6-21-11 TJL) The EPA was a central target for Republicans during the spring budget battle , as they tried to curtail its authority to curb greenhouse gase...
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2013 for the course POL 090 taught by Professor Framer during the Spring '13 term at Shimer.

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