|Enviros decry loss of conservation funds in highway bill compromise|
|Monday, 02 July 2012 17:13|
By Keith Laing – The Hill – June 28, 2012
An environmental group said Thursday that the agreement reached by lawmakers on a $105 billion surface transportation bill made "unacceptable changes to landmark environmental protections and wastes taxpayer dollars by ignoring environmental impacts that could be avoided." In a deal painstakingly negotiated over two months, the House and Senate agreed on a transportation bill that accepted several Republican proposals to weaken Environmental Protection Agency regulations they argued had been gridlocking construction projects. For full story, click here.
For Highlights of the Federal Public Transportation Act of 2012 Bill, click here. The complete text of the Conference Report and the Joint Explanatory Statement are available on the House Rules Committee website.
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