House Votes To Block EPA Coal Plant Carbon Capture Rule

Law360, Washington (March 6, 2014, 2:04 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to scrap a pending U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions regulation for coal-fired power plants, designed to stop what Republicans argue is effectively a ban on building new coal-based facilities.

The bill, H.R. 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act, passed in a 229-183 vote. Only 10 Democrats crossed the floor to vote in favor, mirroring the bill’s passage out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where a vote on the bill was also divided along...
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