House Panel OKs Stripping EPA's Power to Regulate Greenhouse Gases

"A bill to strip U.S. EPA of its authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions cleared its first hurdle today on the road to likely House passage.

The House Energy and Power Subcommittee approved a bill by Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), which would prevent EPA from moving ahead with current and planned climate regulations for electric utilities, oil refineries and other large stationary emitters.

The measure passed on a voice vote, apparently along party lines. The full Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to mark up the measure soon."

Jean Chemnick reports for Greenwire March 10, 2011.

Friday, March 11, 2011