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Latest GOP Plan to Destroy EPA: Merge It With Energy Dept

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson on Capitol Hill February 9, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson on Capitol Hill February 9, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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It's been about five minutes since the GOP last tried to destroy the EPA, so Senate Republicans are pushing a new plan to do the agency in by – get this – merging it with the Energy Department. No, really – they want to team up the guys who manage nuclear and fossil-fuel energy with the ones who protect human health and the environment in one big happy super-agency. I guess that's one way to ensure there'll be a "green" voice on the energy task forces of future Republican administrations.

• GOP bill would merge EPA, DOE [Politico]
• Senate Republicans Introduce Bill To Abolish The EPA [ThinkProgress]

And don't miss: The Eco-Warrior: Lisa Jackson's EPA: President Obama has appointed the most progressive EPA chief in history — and she's moving swiftly to clean up the mess left by Bush by Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone

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