Democrats Seek to Reverse Bush Environment Acts

The little-known law allows repealing a rule through a joint resolution and a petition signed by 30 senators.

Published: 28-Mar-2001

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday threatened to use a rare congressional procedure to reinstate several environmental protection rules rolled back by the Bush administration this month.

The battle between Democrats and Republicans over environmental and energy measures threatens to be one of the most contentious brawls in Congress this year.

Democrats and green groups launched a counter-offensive to White House decisions to suspend proposed rules that would limit arsenic in drinking water and curb mining waste.

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