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GOP pledges to ‘rein in’ Obama on EPA rules, global warming

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GOP pledges to ‘rein in’ Obama on EPA rules, global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says a new federal rule regulating small streams and wetlands will protect the drinking water of 117 million people in the country. Republicans call it a massive government overreach that could even subject puddles and ditches to regulation. Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia is promising to […]

GOP pledges to ‘rein in’ Obama on EPA rules, global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says a new federal rule regulating small streams and wetlands will protect the drinking water of 117 million people in the country.

Republicans call it a massive government overreach that could even subject puddles and ditches to regulation.

Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia is promising to “rein in” the rule.

It’s a threat with a familiar ring.

Capito and other Republicans have pledged to block a host of environmental regulations as they confront President Barack Obama on second-term priority — especially his efforts to reduce pollution linked to global warming.

Rules targeted for repeal or delay include Obama’s plan to curb carbon pollution from power plants and a proposal to further limit smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness.

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By Colin Jeffery

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