Geee Posted July 17, 2014 Share Posted July 17, 2014 : The Environmental Protection Agency bowed to fierce criticism Wednesday and announced that it had hit the breaks on a fast-tracked plan to collect fines by garnishing paychecks of accused polluters. The agency, which has come under withering attacks from Republican lawmakers for attempting a “power grab,” said it still intended to pursue the new authority to garnish wages without a court order. But now it will follow a more typical and longer review process. Opponents of the wage-garnish rule applauded EPA’s decision. “It’s about time this abuse-prone agency listened to Congress and backtrack on a rule that was clearly an egregious power grab to garnish private citizens’ wages,” said Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, the ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee who had battled the proposed rule. But the EPA vowed to press on with its plan to snatch fines directly out of American’s paychecks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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