Bachus touts local control, slams EPA

U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., said he was in favor of giving local governments more power and criticized the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of the nation’s cement and concrete plants during a Jan. 11 breakfast in Pelham.

During the breakfast, which was sponsored by the Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce and held at the Pelham Civic Complex, Bachus said he would like to see federal tax dollars given directly to local governments to spend as they need.

“I believe in local government. (Alabaster) Mayor (David) Frings or (Pelham) Mayor (Don ) Murphy should be deciding how to spend money in Pelham or Alabaster,” Bachus said. “Now, your money goes to Washington and you have to lobby to get it back. It goes up there and all kinds of strings are put on it.”

Source: Shelby County Reporter By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor