26 Sep '11, 7am

House Passes Bill To Block EPA Clean Air Rules: Source: Reuters - The House of Representatives passed a bill on

House Passes Bill To Block EPA Clean Air Rules Date: 26-Sep-11 Country: USA Author: Timothy Gardner The House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday to block regulations that force industry to reduce unhealthy air emissions, such as mercury from coal-fired power plants, but the White House has promised to veto the measure and keep new clean air rules in place. The vote was 249 to 169, largely along party lines. Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled House have targeted Environmental Protection Agency air rules, saying they would kill jobs and burden businesses with billions of dollars in additional costs at the worst possible time. "The Obama Administration is moving too fast and showing little regard for the economic consequences of their energy and environmental policies," said Representative John Sullivan, who sponsored the bill. The Transparency in Regulatory Analy...

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