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U.S. Representatives Introduce Bill to Prohibit Regulation of Greenhouse Gases Under Clean Air Act

As recently reported on this blog, members of the U.S. Senate introduced a resolution disapproving U.S. EPA’s endangerment finding that greenhouse gases pose a threat to human health and welfare.  On February 2nd, members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation that would prohibit U.S. EPA from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act:

“SECTION 1. GREENHOUSE GAS REGULATION UNDER CLEAN AIR ACT.

Section 302(g) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7602(g)) is amended by adding the following at the end thereof: `The term `air pollutant’ shall not include any of the following solely on the basis of its effect on global climate change:

`(1) Carbon dioxide.
`(2) Methane.
`(3) Nitrous oxide.
`(4) Hydrofluorocarbons.
`(5) Perfluorocarbons.
`(6) Sulfur hexafluoride.’.”

The bill was introduced by Representative Ike Skelton (D-Missouri) and co-sponsored by Representatives Jo Ann Emerson (R-Missouri) and Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota).

Stay tuned to the Illinois Environmental Law Blog for more news and developments.





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