Murkowski Resolution Seeks to Stop Greenhouse Gas Ruling


Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) plans to file a disapproval resolution to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. Murkowski’s resolution comes in the wake of the agency’s recent endangerment finding, which will result in damaging new regulations that endanger America’s economy.

“The endangerment finding is aptly named. It endangers jobs, it endangers economic growth and it endangers American competitiveness, while setting the stage for backdoor bureaucratic intrusion into the lives of Americans on an unprecedented scale.”

“I remain committed to reducing emissions through a policy that will protect our environment and strengthen our economy, but EPA’s backdoor climate regulations achieve neither of those goals,” Murkowski said. “EPA regulation must be taken off the table so that we can focus on more responsible approaches to dealing with global climate change.”

While the administration claims the endangerment finding is merely an affirmation of the science behind global climate change, Murkowski said that aspect is just the tip of the iceberg.

“The EPA administrator’s move has thrown open the door to expensive and intrusive government regulation—as far from a market-based solution as we can possibly imagine,” Murkowski said.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you Sen. Murkowski for some sound thinking and a common sense approach to the idea of regulating greenhouse gases.

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  2. […] Murkowski is expected to introduce an amendment to a bill that would raise the federal debt ceiling or may introduce a “disapproval resolution” Thursday that would seek a congressional veto of EPA’s proposed endangerment finding that greenhouse gases in the atmosphere threaten public health. The Pulse covered a previous attempt by Murkowski late last year when she proposed a ‘disapproval resolution’ in the Senate. […]

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