GOP Lawmaker Pushes Bill BANNING EPA Officials From Airline Travel, by Michael Bastasch. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are doing so much to ban other people’s carbon emissions.
A Republican lawmaker has proposed an amendment to an appropriations bill that would effectively ban Environmental Protection Agency employees from flying around the country on the taxpayer’s dime.
North Carolina Rep. Richard Hudson put forward an amendment barring “funds made available by this Act may not be used to pay the costs of any officer or employee of the [EPA] for official travel by airplane.”
The amendment is likely an effort to get EPA officials to practice what they preach. Republicans have criticized top EPA officials for logging thousands of air travel miles while issuing regulations on how much carbon dioxide can be emitted by power plants, cars and other sources.