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Loudermilk Supports Bill to Close the EPA

Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA) issued the following statement after co-signing a bill to close down the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

“As an outdoor enthusiast, I am dedicated to preserving our environment and natural resources. However, the EPA is no longer effective in protecting and preserving our environment.

“You don't have to look far to find examples of the EPA's bureaucratic overreach being counter-productive to good environmental protection. As recently as 2015, the EPA ignored an environmental contractor’s objection to excavating the Gold King Mine in Colorado, warning of a potential blowout. The excavation ended up causing a blowout that contaminated waterways in three states with toxic levels of arsenic and mercury.

“The EPA has become an overgrown and unaccountable bureaucracy wrought with fraud and waste. I believe it is time to restructure government with smaller agencies who work with states to develop national environmental policy that is enforced by state governments.”


H.R. 861, a bill to close down the Environmental Protection Agency, would go into effect on December 31, 2018.