Volume 89 Issue 47 | p. 9 | News of The Week
Issue Date: November 21, 2011

Bid To Rebuff EPA Rule Fails

Air Pollution: Senate rejects a move to impede cross-state regulation of emissions
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: cross-state air pollution

Senate Democrats have rejected a measure that sought to block an Environmental Protection Agency rule aimed at reducing air pollution from coal-fired power plant emissions that drift across state borders. The motion to void the EPA rule (S.J. Res. 27), offered by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), was defeated on Nov. 10 by a vote of 41-56 that fell largely along party lines.

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