- WEB EXCLUSIVE
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According to Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., late talks with republicans reached an agreement to let the EPA continue its efforts to control greenhouse gases.
The republican side had argued that the EPA budget was too generous and its actions were restricting job creation. Democrats feared that sever cuts to the EPA budget would have disastrous consequences to the environment as well as our standing in the world’s eyes.
In the end, the agreement leaves the EPA free to continue its work, including control of greenhouse gas production. The House and Senate must still approve the agreement this week but both sides appear to support the agreement that includes significant cuts and keeps the government funded through October 1.