House Panel OKs Bill Restricting Costly EPA Energy Rules

Law360, New York (July 17, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday approved a trio of energy-related bills, including one that grants federal regulators the power to block all energy-related rules from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that top $1 billion and are deemed damaging to the economy.

The committee signed off on the Energy Consumers Relief Act, which would force the EPA to submit all significant new energy rulemaking to Congress and prevent regulation from being finalized without U.S. Department of Energy approval.

Republicans on the committee claim...
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