House Votes For Repeal Of EPA Carbon Emission Rules

Law360, Washington (December 1, 2015, 6:37 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed resolutions to repeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s contentious Clean Power Plan for existing power plants and a rule limiting carbon emissions from new power plants, over the strong objections of Democratic lawmakers.

The resolutions, each expressing formal congressional disapproval under the Congressional Review Act of a particular EPA carbon rule, passed in 242-180 and 235-188 votes. The resolutions, which both previously passed the Senate, would nullify the disputed rules and prevent “substantially similar” rules being introduced in...
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