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House Votes on Bill to Block EPA Carbon Emissions Rule

In a vote divided along partisan lines, the House voted to override the proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule limiting carbon emissions from future coal-fired electricity plants.  

The Hill: “The bill is a response to a proposed EPA rule Republicans say would require new coal-fired plants to achieve an emission standard that is virtually impossible using today’s widely available technology. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), the bill’s sponsor, says that means the rule will effectively ban new power plants.”  

“Democrats attacked the bill as an attempt to undermine efforts to control carbon emissions from electricity plants.”  

The White House threatens to veto the bill.  

Crossposted at Wonk Wire .

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