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 bill, known as the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, could come up for a vote as early as Wednesday and is almost certain to pass when it does. It has virtually unanimous support among the Republican majority and will probably draw votes from a few Democrats from coal and oil producing states."

John M. Broder reports for the New York Times' Green blog April 5, 2011.


"An EPA-Gutting Bill by Any Other Name" (Mother Jones)

"2,000 Protesters March On Koch Industries' D.C. Office" (Think Progress)

"Obama Did Not 'Promise' To Veto an EPA-Blocking Bill" (Grist)

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