“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,” Sen. Inhofe said in a statement.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule to limit mercury emissions and air toxics from power plants nationwide attracted a push back Thursday from Capitol Hill and industry, which fears the mandate will drive up operating costs and compromise reliability.
The National Mining Association filed suit against EPA over its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit only hours after the rule was published in the Federal Register, initiating a 60-day period for opponents to file litigation and administrative petitions for reconsideration with the agency regarding concerns about the rule. The rule takes effect April 16.
Meanwhile, Republican Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma filed a joint resolution of disapproval, S.J. Res. 37, under the Congressional Review Act, in an effort to stop the rule…