Republicans Highlight Objections to Climate Rule

Posted March 19, 2015 at 6:00am

Senate Republicans used a hearing “on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) landmark climate rule to highlight the objections from states that oppose the rule,” The Hill reports.  

“The GOP brought in officials from Indiana, Wyoming and Wisconsin — each of which has Republican governors and Republican majorities in both legislative chambers — to outline how they find the rule unreasonable, irresponsible and illegal.”  

“Democrats on the Environment and Public Works Committee brought in officials from New York and California — whose governors are Democrats — to support the regulation, which aims to slash the power sector’s carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030. It was the second hearing in as many months that the panel has held on the rule, to which Republicans strongly object and have sought to scuttle or change significantly.”