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Posted Sat Jul 17 2010: from Greenwire:
Sen. Inhofe Jabs EPA's Region 6 Office Over Texas Fight, Oil and Gas Regs
Unhappy with U.S. EPA's Dallas-based Region 6 office and concerned about a potential crackdown on air pollution from shale gas drilling, the top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has asked EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson for answers. Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma sent a letter (pdf) to Jackson yesterday seeking documents related to EPA's ongoing dispute with Texas regulators over air quality permitting. Though he stopped short of criticizing Region 6 chief Al Armendariz, Inhofe said the office has "alarmed state and local officials and regulated entities" with its willingness to subjugate state authority and impose heavy costs on businesses.
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