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In a letter opposing the EPA's attempt to garnish the paychecks of polluters, Sen. David Vitter, Louisiana Republican, said while he understands the EPA's desire to efficiently collect debt, he was concerned it would give them too much power over citizens. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on EPA's plan to collect fines through garnishment without judicial review by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Under Gina McCarthy, The EPA has been flexing its regulatory muscle, collecting more fines and hitting individuals with penalties for violating environmental rules. (Associated Press)

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Under Gina McCarthy, The EPA has been flexing its regulatory muscle, collecting more fines and hitting individuals with penalties for violating environmental rules. (Associated Press)

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Under Gina McCarthy, The EPA has been flexing its regulatory muscle, collecting more fines and hitting individuals with penalties for violating environmental rules. (Associated Press)

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A presentation prepared in 2010 for then-EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson made clear that a pre-emptive veto "had never been done before in the history" of the Clean Water Act and could risk litigation. (Associated Press)

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The Environmental Protection Agency's Region 8 headquarters in Denver (epa.gov)

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EPA administrator Gina McCarthy told testified on Capitol Hill that she has never tried to obstruct oversight of her agency. (Associated Press)

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EPA administrator Gina McCarthy told testified on Capitol Hill that she has never tried to obstruct oversight of her agency. (Associated Press)

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The Environmental Protection Agency's Region 8 headquarters in Denver (epa.gov)

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The Environmental Protection Agency's Region 8 headquarters in Denver (epa.gov)

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National Edition Opinion cover for June 23, 2014 - Pushback on new EPA regulations (Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times)

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EPA Pulls the Plug Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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EPA Pulls the Plug Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry makes a point during a press conference about Environmental Protection Agency regulations Monday, June 16, 2014, in Houston. Perry hosted Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple to say new EPA rules designed to cut global warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030 will kill jobs and growth. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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** FILE ** Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy holds up a pen before signing new emission guidelines during an announcement of a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, Monday, June 2, 2014, at EPA headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy delivers a keynote speech during the annual Western Governors' Association Meeting, at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency promoted currently proposed clean power plant rules to Western governors Tuesday, framing the plan as a way to deal with destructive wildfires and floods that have ravaged the region in recent years. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Members of the Republican Governors Association, from left, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, speak during a press conference about Environmental Protection Agency regulations on Monday, June 16, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) ** FILE **

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy holds up a pen before signing new emission guidelines during an announcement of a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, Monday, June 2, 2014, at EPA headquarters in Washington. In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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One of the email addresses of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy apparently has been scrubbed. (Associated Press)