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House Budget Slashes EPA Funding, Halts Regulations on Cement NESHAP, Greenhouse Gases and Ethanol Content, an Industrial Info News Alert


February 22, 2011 - SUGAR LAND, TX

Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- As a statement of political principle, it was clear, hard-hitting and far-reaching: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a federal budget bill over the weekend that reduced U.S. government spending by $61 billion for the current fiscal year, which ends September 30, 2011.

The House budget bill would cut about $3 billion from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) operating budget, about 29% of the agency's overall budget. The bill would prevent the EPA from implementing, administering or enforcing the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) on the Portland Cement industry.

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