House Votes To Block EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulation

By Derek Hawkins (April 7, 2011, 6:56 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that would prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases.

In a 255-172 vote, the House approved H.R. 910, otherwise known as the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, which aims to bar the EPA from taking any steps to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide, methane and other gases.

All but six House Republicans were joined by 19 Democrats in passing the measure, which would amend the Clean Air Act and effectively void a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that granted the EPA power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from...

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