A bill to hold government agency accountable

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From staff reports

The Environmental Transparency Act has been introduced into the Senate that would require transparency and accountability for EPA in its role as a regulating agency. It would require that the EPA produce two additional public reports for any new regulation that is placed upon farmers and other small businesses. It should ensure that any new regulation the EPA wants to implement is not only needed, but that the agency understands how those regulations impact agriculture and consumers. The bill was introduced by Republican Sen. Joni Ernest of Iowa. She says “President Biden has continued to use environmental concerns as a smokescreen to impose more onerous federal rules and regulations, often to the detriment of Iowa’s farmers and small businesses.” It is S. 3843.

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