House Votes to Block Greenhouse-Gas Rules

Commentary, Environment, Frontier Centre

The House voted to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants, refineries and other stationary sources.

Delivering a blow to the Obama administration, the House voted Friday to hamstring the EPA from drafting and enforcing greenhouse-gas rules until the end of the government’s fiscal year in September.

Introduced by three Texas Republicans, the measure was proposed as an amendment to a spending bill that will finance government operations through the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year.

The vote was 249 to 177, with most Democrats voting against the measure.