EPA Targeted by U.S. House

Whether it will be an act of futility, the House intends to soon take up some bills aimed at controlling the Environmental Protection Agency and Oklahoma’s congressional delegation will be a part of it.

In a week, the state’s representatives will be voting on at least three measures targeting the EPA. That’s according to Politico’s Morning Energy Report.

“HOUSE WILL TAKE UP LAME-DUCK EPA BILLS: The House will take up three EPA-related bills later this month, according to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The House will vote on the bills the week of Nov. 17, its second week back, McCarthy’s office says. The first is H.R. 4012, the Secret Science Reform Act, which would require EPA to make public data used in writing regulations. The agency opposes the bill and says it would breach confidential personal health data. The second bill is H.R. 1422, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act, which alters the selection process for EPA’s science advisory panel and boost public participation in SAB activities. That third bill is H.R. 4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act, which is aimed at reducing delays and increasing transparency in EPA’s process for Clean Air Act preconstruction permits for new or modified stationary sources, which are usually issued by state or local agencies, according to CBO. The bills have little chance of passing the Senate before the new Congress takes over in January.”