U.S. Senate to Vote on Resolution Blocking EPA’s Authority to Regulate Greenhouse Gases

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators has introduced a resolution to block implementation of the EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gases. According to news reports, the resolution is causing concern among environmental groups and the EPA because of the broad support the resolution is garnering (the resolution has 41 co-sponsors). It is uncertain, however, whether the resolution will have enough votes (51) to pass when it is scheduled to be taken up by the full Senate on June 10.

Below is the actual language of the resolution:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the endangerment finding and the cause or contribute findings for greenhouse gases under section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act (published at 74 Fed. Reg. 66496 (December 15, 2009)), and such rule shall have no force or effect.