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