GOP Senator Targets Costly EPA Regulations

Law360, New York (July 26, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT) -- Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., introduced legislation Thursday that would prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from instituting energy-related regulations if they are projected to cost more than $1 billion, mirroring similar legislation recently proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Heller introduced the Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013, which would require the EPA to submit costs and benefits analyses to Congress before finalizing any energy-related rules. That analysis would require the EPA to detail the impact of the proposed rules on energy prices and jobs,...
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