Arizona Republic

With the bruising debt ceiling battle barely over, Washington lobbyists are already preparing for a new smackdown in September over environmental regulation.

House Republicans have amassed a Christmas wish list of rules they view as unwarranted expansions of federal power and are trying to stop them cold in the fiscal 2012 appropriations bill for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and several smaller agencies. They’ve subtitled the bill the “Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act.” Keep reading →