House Panel Advances Bill Blocking EPA Carbon Rule

Law360, Washington (January 28, 2014, 6:37 PM EST) -- The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted Tuesday to advance a controversial measure designed to block pending U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emission standards for fossil fuel-fired power plants, alongside legislation encouraging cooperation between commercial landlords and tenants on energy efficiency efforts.

The more contentious of the two bills, H.R. 3826, titled the Electricity Security and Affordability Act, passed the committee in a party-line, 29-19 vote, sending it to House leaders for further consideration.

The bill blocks the EPA’s planned greenhouse gas emissions standards — which urge...
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