Barletta Votes to Slash EPA Funds, But Wants More EPA Work Locally

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This is classic. After voting to cut EPA’s funding, Congressman Lou Barletta is pissed that the EPA isn’t doing more work in Pittston.

Oh Lou… when you want something done, you usually have to pay for it. If you hadn’t voted to cut EPA’s funding, maybe they’d be able to do a better job keeping us all safe.

Details after the jump.

On Wednesday, Barletta sent a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson asking the agency to perform additional testing in the Carroll/Mill Street neighborhood.[…]“Frankly, this is unacceptable. The EPA’s own Web site indicates that one of the agency’s primary reasons for existence is to ensure that ‘all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work.’”[…]

“I was surprised to hear an EPA official basically tell the residents of the Carroll/Mill neighborhood that they would not conduct soil and water testing to find answers. It is absolutely the EPA’s job, and I’m going to make sure that job is done. The residents are scared, and they deserve answers and peace of mind.”

 

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