Brad Carson introduces measure to eliminate environmental committee

Thursday, September 25th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) – 2nd District Congressman Brad Carson wants to eliminate a White House committee involved in a Tar Creek Superfund Site report he has questioned.

The Oklahoma Democrat announced legislation Thursday that limits political appointees and abolishes executive agencies he considers government waste.

The measure would cut the Council on Environmental Quality, along with two other programs. It would also limit the number of executive branch political appointees to 2,000.

Carson says the government would save $306-million in the 2004 fiscal year by making the cuts.

The Council on Environmental Quality issued a report in May on a proposal to turn the Superfund site into a wetlands. Unlike an earlier version, the final report qualified support for relocating residents from contaminated towns.

Carson supports relocation. He's requested an investigation into the revision.