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U.S. House Threatens Public Health with Made-Up Dust Regulation Bill

Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or

December 8, 2011  

WASHINGTON— Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1633 – the so-called “Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act.” This legislation while purporting to address the non-existent problem of farm dust regulation threatens public health by preventing review of health-based standards for harmful soot pollution.

LCV President Gene Karpinski released the following statement in response:

“The U.S. House has reached a whole new level of extreme by today passing legislation that claims to address imaginary farm dust regulations in order to rollback real and necessary public health protections. Clearly members seeking to cater to corporate polluters have exhausted all legislative possibilities dealing in reality and are now creating non-existent regulations to attack in order to achieve their pro-polluter agenda. This might as well have been a bill to stop the regulation of fairy dust.”

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