EPA chief says Senate vote to scrap power-plant rules will fail

By Laura Curtis, Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Bloomberg.

WASHINGTON - One day after the Senate voted to block the Obamaadministration's plan to throttle greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency predicted the rules would survive all challenges in Congress, the courts and on the presidential campaign trail.

The Clean Power Plan will prevail as have other agency regulations imposed under the Clean Air Act, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy said Wednesday at the "Election 2016 and The Future of Energy" discussion with Bloomberg Politics in Washington.

"There is a history of us moving forward under the Clean Air Act, and there is a history of us winning time and time again," McCarthy said. "We are not seeing our large initiatives go down because a Republican has gone into the presidency, or because Congress has decided to to take it up."