If things went as planned, the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power should currently be hearing testimony on H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011 — a measure sponsored by U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt, R-Chatham.
According to Hurt spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg, the bill “provides immediate relief to farmers and rural areas by preventing the EPA from imposing more stringent dust standards. Robert will be speaking to the Subcommittee about the critical need to reduce burdensome federal dust regulations on our farmers and small businesses to help foster a better economic environment for job growth.”
We’re previously posted video of Hurt talking about the bill on the House floor. You can also read a memo on the bill and the list of witnesses for the subcommittee hearing.
The hearing was scheduled to begin today at 10 a.m.