The recent resolution by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R, Alaska) that would have overturned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "endangerment" finding may have failed, but efforts are still underway in Congress to curtail the agency’s regulatory reach when it comes to carbon dioxide.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a Democrat from coal-rich West Virginia has introduced a bill to impose a two-year halt on the new EPA rule, and is now working to round up supporters for his legislation.
“The goal of Rockefeller's bill is to suspend the EPA's rule for two years, presumably long enough to give Congress the time to develop its own policy,” the report says. And indications are that a number of Democrats are ready to switch the votes to support the measure.
However, the bill is not expected to receive a vote in the near future, since some Senators are working to drum up support for a broader climate change bill.
Source: Wall Street Journal