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MNCD1 Republican candidate Mike Parry repeats EPA dust regulation myth

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Published on Aug 8, 2012

Parry released a video aimed toward voters in the ag community in which he began by saying that "there's never been a time when production agriculture has been more successful--yet under more threat." One threat he brings up is a phantom EPA regulation about dust. The Washington Post reported about the rural legend: in Bill to ban phantom EPA dust rule approved by House panel:

Earlier this year, Republicans found what they saw as an ideal talking point to illustrate a federal bureaucracy gone batty.

The Environmental Protection Agency, they warned, was trying to regulate something only God could control: the dust in the wind.

"Now, here comes my favorite of the crazy regulatory acts. The EPA is now proposing rules to regulate dust," Rep. John Carter (R-Tex.) said on the House floor. He said Texas is full of dusty roads: "The EPA is now saying you can be fined for driving home every night on your gravel road."

There was just one flaw in this argument: It was not true.

The EPA's new dust rule did not exist. It never did.

Read more at http://www.washingtonpost.com/politic...

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