GOP Tries To Take Down GHG Rules With New Bill

Law360, New York (February 1, 2011, 1:43 PM EST) -- A group of Republican senators has introduced legislation that would bar the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases without specific congressional authorization, while certain Democratic colleagues have alternatively proposed a two-year suspension of GHG rules.

Under a bill introduced Monday by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., any executive branch attempt to limit greenhouse gases in order to address climate change would be preempted.

The bill, known as the Defending America’s Affordable Energy and Jobs Act, would also preclude legal action against sources of greenhouse gasses...
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