House Bill Would Allow DOE To Block Major EPA Energy Rules

Law360, New York (April 18, 2013, 4:18 PM EDT) -- House Republicans introduced a bill on Wednesday that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to submit all significant new energy-related rulemaking to Congress and prohibit the finalization of certain rules without approval from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La, says H.R. 1582, known as the Energy Consumers Relief Act, will oblige the EPA to present Congress with findings on the cost, energy price and job impacts of any new rule estimated to cost more than $1 billion.

If the secretary of Energy...
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