Bill relaxing EPA generator regulations for Alaska passed by House

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill introduced by Senator Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young to relax stringent Environmental Protection Agency emission regulations for generators used in remote Alaska.

The generators are considered vital to remote villages who rely on them for power and heat. Generators meeting the current EPA regulations have been having difficulties working according to a press release from Young’s office.

According to a press release from Young's office, many families need generators to heat their homes, run their appliances, and keep their lights on.

Young said "Families shouldn't be burdened by an arbitrary ban made by EPA bureaucrats four thousand miles away."

The bill was also cosponsored by Senator Lisa Murkowski.

The bill now heads to President Trump's desk to be signed into law.

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