Sen. Pushes For Greater Enviro Role After EPA Rule’s Failure

Law360, New York (August 22, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit’s decision Tuesday to strike down a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule forcing reductions in air emissions that cross state lines has prompted at least one prominent lawmaker to call for Congress to have a greater hand in setting pollution standards.

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said the ruling sent the signal that decisions about regulating power plant emissions were better left to Congress rather than the executive branch.

"Since I was elected to the Senate, I have proposed that Congress, not the EPA, set...
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