Thursday, November 3, 2011

Just in from Washington

Lucas Blasts Reid for Failure to Act on Pesticide Permitting

Washington--House Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) blasted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for the Senate’s failure to take action on H.R. 872 that would have halted costly and duplicative pesticide permitting requirements. The House approved the bill in March.

“There are no winners today. Because this is a duplicative permit, there will be no additional environmental gains,” Lucas said in a statement released Monday. “The farmers, ranchers and business owners who will be burdened with additional costs and paperwork from this duplicative permit will have less time and money to invest in jobs.”

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