House Votes To Delay Pollution Limits For Cement Plants

Law360, New York (October 6, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would delay federal emission standards for toxic air pollutants from cement manufacturing plants, a move Republicans said would save jobs by blocking overly strict regulations.

Sticking mostly to party lines, the House voted 262-161 to pass H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011, with only two Republicans opposing the measure and 25 Democrats voting in favor of it.

On Sept. 23, House Republicans pushed through a similar bill that would postpone the...
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