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Newhouse demands halt to EPA grants

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U.S. Congressman Dan Newhouse

— Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, is demanding the federal Environmental Protection Agency halt federal grant spending in the wake of an ongoing investigation for the “What’s Upstream” campaign.

The agency gave $25 million over five years to the National Indian Fisheries Commission – of which organizers of “What’s Upstream” were subgrant recipients.

The “What’s Upstream” group used the money to fund anti-farming advertising.

He requested a written response from the agency by Dec. 30.

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