Murkowski Seeks to Halt EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulation


American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman sent a letter today to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) supporting any legislative effort that would forestall the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

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.

Talk on Capitol Hill is that the Murkowski amendment will be the key environmental issue in Congress as the Senate returns to work today. A vote on the amendment is viewed as a barometer for the prospect of getting broad climate change legislation passed this year.

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  1. […] said delaying action on climate change regulations would be bad for the economy. Jackson criticized efforts by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and others to stop EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. Jackson said Congress should […]

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