EPA Victory: Senate Rejects GOP Amendment
The Hill Reports: The Senate rejected a GOP-backed amendment Wednesday that would have permanently blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions.
The amendment did not reach the 60 votes necessary for passage. The final vote count was 50-50.
It’s not over though…..the rhetoric continues:
Senate Republicans are vowing continued efforts to thwart EPA climate change rules after their amendment to strip the agency’s regulatory power was defeated on the floor Wednesday afternoon.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) told reporters after the votes that they together “acknowledged that EPA . . . is a very real source of problems within industry as far as it relates to the economy and we need to do something about it.”
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