House Passes Energy Consumers Relief Act

Law360, Los Angeles (August 1, 2013, 8:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to approve the Energy Consumers Relief Act, which would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to be transparent when proposing and issuing energy-related regulations with an economic impact of $1 billion or more.

The 232-181 vote comes three weeks after the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee approved ECRA, 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.

Rep. Bill Cassidy,...
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