Senate Rejects Ban Of EPA Emissions Authority

Law360, New York (April 6, 2011, 8:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday narrowly rejected a proposal to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate climate change.

In a tie vote, the Senate failed to pass the proposal from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., while shooting down three Democratic proposals that sought to delay or curtail the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases.

McConnell said that Wednesday's vote on the EPA measures, which were amendments to a small business bill, showed that a bipartisan majority of senators were...
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