Congressional Action Starts on Bid to Block Clean Power Plan

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A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee is scheduled to vote on Tuesday on two resolutions (H.J. Res 71 and H.J. Res. 72) to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s rules to limit planet-warming gases from existing power plants.

As Bloomberg BNA reported Oct. 28 (for subscribers), Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) introduced the resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act for the Clean Power Plan, which sets carbon dioxide emissions standards for existing power plants, and for the EPA’s new source performance standards for carbon dioxide emissions from new and modified plants.