GOP Bill To Constrain EPA Backed By Industry

gop_bill_to_constrain_epa_backed_by_industry_04122013Industry advocates on Friday showered praise on a Republican proposal to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy and Power subcommittee met to debate the Energy Consumers Relief Act, a bill due to be introduced by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.).

The five-page bill would require that the Environmental Protection Agency submit a report to Congress detailing the cost and job impacts before finalizing any energy-regulating rule estimated to cost more than $1 billion. The agency would also be prohibited from finalizing the rule if the secretary of Energy determined that “significant adverse effects to the economy will be caused.”

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