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GOP Introducing Legislation to Limit EPA Power

In draft legislation slated to be released later today, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.) and Rep. Fred Upton (R., Mich.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce committee, will propose that Congress ban the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases under the provisions of the Clean Air Act, according to Dow Jones.

EPA administrator Lisa Jackson said today that the Obama administration “veto any legislation that passed that would take away the EPA’s greenhouse gas authority,” reported The Hill.

Two other bills targeting the EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations were introduced earlier this week. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, W.V.) proposed that the EPA be stopped from making any greenhouse gas regulations for two years.  Sen. John Barrasso’s (R., Wyoming) legislation goes further, banning the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases because of climate change concerns without explicit approval of the regulations from Congress.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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