Environmental Politics

Senate Rejects Limits on EPA's Greenhouse Gas Authority; House Vote Soon

On a 50-50 vote, the Senate Wednesday night rejected an effort to strip EPA of its legal authority to regulate greenhouse gases, as well as several weaker alternatives. The efforts were supported by Republicans and some coal-state Democrats. The House may act on similar legislation today.

Source: NY Times, 04/07/2011

White House Promises Veto of 'Koch Brothers Appreciation Act'

"In case there was any doubt, the White House on Tuesday issued a formal statement opposing a bill now before the House that would bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases for the purpose of combating climate change." The House could pass it as soon as Wednesday, April 6.

Source: Green (NYT), 04/06/2011


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