Murkowski Pushing to Challenge the EPA

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) is pushing forward with her controversial move to challenge the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency. In a speech on the Senate floor on Thursday Murkowski plans to announce exactly what method she’ll use to fight the EPA’s finding that greenhouse gasses endanger the public health.  The endangerment finding allows the EPA to restrict emissions under the Clean Air Act, but Murkowski says stationary sources, such as power plants and factories, should NOT be included. The Senator can either introduce an amendment that would strip the E-P-A of its powers, or she can offer up a “resolution of disapproval.”  That’s a seldom-used tactic that could overturn the EPA’s endangerment finding. Murkowski said on Wednesday that she’s leaning toward using the resolution.

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC

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