Bill Restricting EPA Energy Rules Passes House Panel

Law360, New York (July 10, 2013, 3:49 PM ET) -- A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee Wednesday approved a bill granting federal regulators the power to block all energy-related rules from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that top $1 billion and are deemed damaging to the economy.

The House Energy and Power subcommittee voted 17-10 to advance the Energy Consumers Relief Act, which would force the EPA to submit all significant new energy rulemaking to Congress and prevent regulation from being finalized without U.S. Department of Energy approval.

Republicans on the committee claimed the bill would increase...
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