EPA says big budget cut would hurt public health

Reuters: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ability to protect citizens from premature death and other health problems would be gutted if Congress slashes funding as threatened by Republican lawmakers, its chief said on Wednesday. Republicans in the House of Representatives have been trying to cut the EPA's budget for this year, saying its regulations on clean air and water hurt businesses. "Big polluters would flout legal restrictions on dumping contaminants into the air, into rivers and onto......

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