11 Sep '12, 10pm

GOP pushes bill to quash EPA’s international climate efforts

The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing discussed a bill (H.R. 4255) that would eliminate EPA’s ability to offer financial assistance for international greenhouse gas reduction activities. Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), the bill’s sponsor, called it a “non-controversial bill.” He packaged the bill as a way to cut the federal deficit, though EPA has spent just $140 million on such foreign grants since 2001 — most of which were authorized under former President George W. Bush. Republicans said deficit cutting has to start somewhere, acknowledging that the total tab for EPA’s foreign grants program is minor.

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