House Democrats challenge EPA on greenhouse gases

Associated Press

Two top House Democrats have introduced a measure aimed at blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating pollution-causing greenhouse gases.

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton of Missouri want to veto the EPA’s finding in December that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare.

Their resolution, co-sponsored by Missouri Republican Jo Ann Emerson, mirrors one drafted by Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski and backed by 41 senators from both parties. At least three states and a host of business groups also have challenged the EPA finding, which sets the stage for future rules restricting emissions from cars, power plants and factories.

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