This Bill needs very little explaining, in fact, it says it all right there.

The literal text on H.R. 861 has not yet been released to the public, what is below is all that they have provided. This legislation is currently in Committee, slated to go into effect on Dec. 18th, 2018. This Bill will terminate the EPA and all connected legislation, such as the Clean Air Act. It will also remove us from certain pacts with the UN and China.

Corporations spend millions of dollars each year to meet EPA regulations and standards in running their businesses and companies, such as disposal of radioactive materials. Flynn for example has been in the news for a very long time due to the breech in those standards, the company involved has paid hundreds of thousands in fines, but that is far cheaper than cleaning up their mess. As of Dec. 18th, 2018, they will not need to, because the EPA makes it possible for people such as the residents of Flynn, to sue the companies for contamination.

Oil companies often have to spend the most money to keep their businesses clean, things like oil spills are highly regulated by the EPA, who forces them to clean up the spills that happen. The EPA is also responsible for monitoring and control emissions from cars and factories.

“Born in the wake of elevated concern about environmental pollution, EPA was established on December 2, 1970 to consolidate in one agency a variety of federal research, monitoring, standard-setting and enforcement activities to ensure environmental protection.”

In other words, their main job has been to protect us and the environment from emissions, chemicals, and waste.

115th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 861

Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 3, 2017

Mr. Gaetz (for himself, Mr. Massie, Mr. Palazzo, and Mr. Loudermilk) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

Section 1. Termination of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018.

All Actions (7)

Date
02/10/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce
02/03/2017 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
Action By: House of Representatives
02/03/2017 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
Action By: House of Representatives
02/03/2017 Referred to House Agriculture
Action By: House of Representatives
02/03/2017 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
02/03/2017 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/03/2017 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives
Cosponsor (The people who introduced) Date Cosponsored
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4]* 02/03/2017
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4]* 02/03/2017
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11]* 02/03/2017

This Bill needs very little explaining.

Sources:
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/861/text
https://www.epa.gov/history