Senate Rejects Bid To Block EPA Emissions Rules

Law360, New York (June 10, 2010, 5:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday rejected a resolution that would have blocked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, though more challenges to the agency's authority may be on the way.

The resolution, proposed by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, was shot down by a vote of 47-53, with six Democrats jumping party lines to support the Senate's 41 Republicans.

Environmental groups praised the vote, saying Murkowski's resolution would have left oil and coal companies free to keep on...
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