Sens. Pitch Resolution To Block EPA Carbon Rule

Law360, New York (January 21, 2010, 6:40 PM EST) -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has introduced a disapproval resolution, co-sponsored by 35 Republicans and three Democrats, aimed at stopping the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act.

Murkowski, the ranking Republican member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced the legislation Thursday. She said on the Senate floor that Congress, not the EPA, should have the power to impose climate change regulations.

The three Democrats who crossed party lines to co-sponsor the resolution were Sens. Blanche Lincoln,...
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