Arkansas Attorney General To Testify To US House Panel About EPA

Feb 24, 2015

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge in a file photo from Oct. 29, 2014, shortly before the November election. Part of her campaign message focused on "burdensome" EPA regulations.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says she will testify before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee.

Rutledge announced Tuesday that she has accepted an invitation to testify Thursday before the Oversight Subcommittee on the Interior and will discuss U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations and the impact of those regulations on the states.

Rutledge said in a statement that "the EPA continues to pile on burdensome regulations" that she says harms Arkansas' existing industry and makes it difficult to attract new industry.