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Cory Gardner and friends cause “dust up”

In his zeal to hamstring the Environmental Protection Agency, Cory Gardner (R), Longmont’s congressional representative, created a dust-up over non-existent regulation of farm dust by the EPA.

In spite of EPA assurances that it had no plans for such regulation, the House went ahead with the vote.

Representative Diane DeGette compared the vote to the House of Representatives walking “into Alice’s Wonderland.”

And if that wasn’t sufficient, Gardner appears to have jumped on the Newt Gingrich bandwagon over child labor. Gardner, also on Thursday, authored a letter asking Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to halt proposed rules that would ban children on farms from participating in a variety of activities including operating a tractor, applying pesticides and working with livestock.

I often say of Colorado’s conservatives that they have one foot in the 1950s and the other in the 19th century. If ever proof was definitive, Gardner’s desire to put kids to work on farms sure meets that test.

Read more on the Beltway Blog.