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Rage and Ruin in the Reign of the EPA

Matt in N.C. Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 6:35 PM
The House of Representatives originates all appropriations. The EPA cannot receive or spend a penny without the explicit consent of the House. If the EPA will not conduct a reasonable study in a reasonable time, the House can and should try to get the agency's attention by reducing its funding to $0.00.

The riots, rage, and ruin that have spread throughout the Middle East over the past few days emphasize the urgency of opening up and bringing online America’s vast resources—yet, as Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX) states: “The EPA is the biggest obstacle to energy independence.”

Olson’s comment specifically addressed the Hydraulic Fracturing Study requested by Congress as a part of the FY 2010 appropriations bill, which states:

“The conferees urge the Agency to carry out a study on the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and drinking water, using a credible approach that relies on the best available science, as well as independent sources...

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