GOP Measure To Kill EPA Emissions Rule Gets Veto Threat

Law360, New York (June 18, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT) -- The White House on Monday threatened to veto a Republican-backed resolution to nullify a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule limiting power plant emissions, arguing it would unravel hard-won public health protections.

In a statement of administration policy, the Office of Management and Budget said it would recommend that President Barack Obama veto S.J. Res. 37, a measure sponsored by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., that would overturn the EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule.

Finalized by the EPA late last year, the rule, known as MATS,...
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