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Leader Rodgers Statement on EPA’s Increased Regulations on American Industry


08.19.22

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed revisions to the Risk Management Program (RMP) rule:

“The EPA’s proposed rule recognizes the existing RMP rule, including with amendments made by the Trump administration, has been effective. There is a long-term trend of fewer, less severe accidents. Yet, this proposed regulation resurrects the controversial 2017 Obama administration RMP regulation and takes it to an even more overly burdensome level. This proposed rule is another example of the EPA threatening costly — and in some cases impractical — regulations that will seriously complicate the continued operation of some American businesses. This will make President Biden’s inflation, supply chain, and energy crisis worse. In fact, it could shut down American fuel supplies and raise costs on the hardworking people of this country. As the Biden administration EPA works to finalize this rule, which has impacts across our entire economy, it must not use this effort as an opportunity to circumvent Congress and write the law to help its political allies. I strongly urge the agency to listen to the American people whose livelihoods are at stake.”

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