Could Congress head off action by EPA on emissions?

There's a move sponsored by Republicans to keep the EPA from taking administrative action to curtail industrial greenhouse gas emissions. The opponents of EPA action say the Clean Air Act was never intended to stop greenhouse gas emissions.

There's a move sponsored by Republicans to keep the EPA from taking administrative action to curtail industrial greenhouse gas emissions. The opponents of EPA action say the Clean Air Act was never intended to stop greenhouse gas emissions. Regardless of Congressional action, it is highly unlikely President Obama would sign any law that curtails the actions taken by his EPA. Earlier this month I blogged about how Congress's slow motion is making it irrelevant in the next round of political battles over greenhouse gas emissions. If eventually some legislation passes through Congress, that might push the EPA out of the driver's seat.

NEW LAW? Just today there's a three-day long hearing that begins before a U.S. Senate Committee on the Senate's version of an energy and global warming bill. One passed the House last spring. Aftere the hearing it wil lbe weeks, at the very least, before any such legislation gets to a Senate vote. Not likely unti lafter the medical insurance wars have been fought out.

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