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The Senate rejected a proposed bill by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), which would have disabled the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation over carbon emissions. The Senate defeated the bill on Thursday in a 53-47 vote.
Murkowski said in her prehearing speech that the EPA was trying to impose its Clean Air Act, which was inappropriate for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and that the Act should be written in Congress.
Sen. Murkowski later went on to say that the "disapproval resolution is necessary to avoid the 'economic train wreck' that would result from the EPA regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act."
Originally posted by Chance321
The epa's gonna be obama's backdoor way of getting his cap & trade bill with out a vote.
President Barack Obama supported the decision. “Today’s vote is yet another reminder of the urgent need to pass legislation that would help America transition to a 21st century clean energy economy that would create jobs, strengthen our national security, and protect our environment for our children,” Obama stated.
Originally posted by Redwookieaz
Not a surprise. Another in long line of moves to consolidate power for our grand dictator. Less power for the people. Less power for congress. Would you expect any less from this SOB? Just another baby step to the complete destruction of our nation.....
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
If the American people would willingly allow an administrative agency such as the EPA, one not mandated by Constitution, to bully them around when they blatantly defied the 18th Amendment, then clearly the American people would rather get liquored up than do what is necessary to fight tyranny, and if this is the case, no amount of feel good legislation passed by saintly members of Congress can save them.