House Dems Move to Block EPA From Regulating Greenhouse GasesFebruary 26, 2010 - by Donny Shaw
Blocking the EPA from dealing with climate change if Congress fails to act is now a bipartisan, bicameral effort:
Two top House Democrats introduced a measure yesterday aimed at blocking U.S. EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases, mirroring the controversial effort launched on the Senate side by Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
The measure from Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson (Minn.) and Missouri’s Ike Skelton was also co-sponsored by Missouri Republican Jo Ann Emerson. Their resolution (pdf) aims to use the Congressional Review Act to effectively veto EPA’s finding that greenhouse gases endanger human health and welfare. That finding, released in December, opens the door for Clean Air Act rules aimed at slashing emissions from a broad range of sources.