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MO Senator Threatens to Block EPA Chief
Mon Mar 18, 2013 03:14 PM CDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Republican Sen. Roy Blunt threatened Monday to block President Barack Obama's choice for Environmental Protection Agency administrator until plans are resolved for a long-stalled levee project in southeast Missouri.

The two senators from Missouri, Blunt and Democrat Claire McCaskill, expressed disappointment that the EPA and two other agencies missed a self-imposed March 15 deadline to establish a plan to move forward with the St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway project.

"Once again, the government is arguing with the government while nothing is accomplished," Blunt said in a statement.

Construction to close a 1,500-foot gap in ...

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