Yesterday, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) introduced a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act designed to prevent EPA’s Utility Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule to go into effect.
According to Inhofe:
The failure of the United States Senate to rein in the Obama-EPA is having a devastating impact on the pocketbooks of American families and threatens the jobs and livelihoods of millions of Americans. Over the past year, more than a dozen Senate Democrats have claimed that they want to stop EPA’s destructive agenda, yet when the time comes, they hide behind alternative bills they know will never pass. This way, they can tell their constituents they are trying to help – when the reality is their actions are enabling them to protect President Obama’s left wing ideals. The House has passed numerous bipartisan bills, yet not a single one has passed the United States Senate. It’s time for the Senate to do its job and stop this regulatory nightmare.
Today the United States Senate can look forward to having one more opportunity to stand up to President Obama’s war on affordable energy: I am introducing a legislative measure that will put a halt to the Obama-EPA’s Utility MACT rule – one of the most expensive environmental rules in American history, second only to his proposed cap-and-trade rules that failed to pass legislatively.
Read more on this at the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee site.