Tag: Rand Paul

GOP, industry target EPA toxic-pollution rule

A top Republican is mounting a push to strike down the Environmental Protection Agency’s new mercury and air-toxics standards for power plants.  More »

Senate rejects measure to block EPA’s cross-state emissions rule

The Senate today shot down a resolution to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s cross-state power plant emissions rule that Texas lawmakers have criticized and the state has asked a court to block.  More »

Obama threatens to veto Senate measure to block EPA cross-state rule

President Obama threatened today to veto a Senate measure that would strike down an upcoming Environmental Protection Agency rule for reducing power-plant emissions that can blow to downwind states.  More »

Senate to consider measure to block EPA’s cross-state emissions rule

The congressional battle over an upcoming power-plant emissions rule that Texas wants a federal court to block has moved to the Senate, which will likely take up a measure this week for blocking the rule.  More »

Ron Paul’s son blocks pipeline safety bill in Senate

A senator who opposes federal regulation on philosophical grounds is single-handedly blocking legislation that would strengthen safety rules for oil and gas pipelines, a bill that even the pipeline industry and companies in his own state support.  More »

Revenue-sharing controversy sinks bill to boost offshore drilling safety

Legislation that would boost offshore drilling safety was thrown into limbo today, after senators clashed over a plan to give coastal states a greater share of federal revenues for energy produced near their beaches.  More »