In the battle against regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency, members of Congress feel they have found new ground on which to skirmish.
Lawmakers believe an EPA-funded informational campaign about its Clean Water Rule crossed the line into advocacy and “propaganda,” at variance with federal law.
A report by the Government Accountability Office in December had already put the agency on notice about these practices.
North Missouri Congressman Sam Graves, long a critic of EPA policies, spoke out this week about the “covert propaganda” spread by the agency regarding a campaign for stricter regulations on agriculture in Washington state.
“The EPA has shown that it’s willing to do whatever it takes to force its radical agenda on rural America,” Graves, a Tarkio Republican, said in a statement.