US battle over climate regulation engulfs vital environmental budget

Ecologist: Republican proposals to cut the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) budget by almost a third is an attempt by climate deniers to roll back 40 years of progress in cleaning up America’s air, water, industry and transport, according to campaigners Earlier this month, the Republican-led House of Congress voted to cut federal spending by $61bn in an effort to tackle the country's $14.13 trillion national debt. However the Republican bill includes a $3bn cut to the EPA and a swath of amendments......

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