"Omnibus Spending Bill Blocks Key Obama Energy Regs"

"The omnibus spending bill unveiled by lawmakers Monday night blocks a number of key energy and climate regulations put forward by the Obama administration."

"Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) said to expect energy compromises in the deal before it was revealed Monday night.

One of the more notable provisions prohibits a move by the U.S. Export-Import Bank and Overseas Private Investment Corporation to cut financing for power plants that don't curb carbon emissions.

In December, the Export-Import Bank announced the new guidelines for coal-fired power plants based on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rules."
Laura Barron-Lopez reports for The Hill's E2 Wire blog January 13, 2014.


"Omnibus Thwarts Obama on Overseas Coal-Plant Funding Limits" (National Journal)

"Spending Bill Protects Inefficient Light Bulbs And Money For Coal Abroad" (Huffington Post)

Source: Hill/E2 Wire, 01/14/2014