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

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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