A six-month spending bill unveiled by House Republicans Monday night would see large cuts in environmental spending in the U.S. According to Politico, the Environmental Protection Agency's budget would be come in about $1.6 billion below 2010’s funding. That adds up to a 16 percent cut to the EPA, and could lead to drastic reductions in funding for some of the agency's key projects.
After challenging businesses across the country to submit some of their biggest regulatory gripes, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, received responses from companies large and small. Among them: Florida business and business lobby groups that are strongly opposed to new EPA water quality rules.