Mid-South lawmakers vote to block the EPA from regulating ‘farm dust’

Critics of the bill, including environmentalists at the Natural Resources Defense Council, said proponents of the measure were using misleading slogans to derail air pollution rules affecting coal-fired power plants, refineries, vehicles, manufacturing plants and mines because it is the size to the particulates, not their source, that is at issue.

The vote was 268-150, with Fincher, and U.S. Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., and Rick Crawford, R-Ark., voting for it. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., voted no.

Commercial Appeal