McCarthy defends EPA on WOTUS, renewable fuels, pesticides

By Stephen Davies, Agri-Pulse Communications.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 - EPA chief Gina McCarthy put up a stout defense at a House Agriculture Committee hearing today to charges that her agency is out of touch with the farming community, stating that she works closely with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and has “great respect” for USDA.

As she has at other congressional hearings, McCarthy heard from lawmakers who accused EPA of “regulatory arrogance.” 

Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, stressed that he would like to see EPA consult with USDA.

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