GOP seeks to limit Obama climate plan in 2014 budget

Businessweek reports:

House Republicans proposed cutting the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by a third and denying funds for a key part of President Barack Obama’s plan to combat global warming.

The House Appropriations committee’s panel that oversees the EPA will consider cutting $2.8 billion from the agency’s 2014 budget, and prohibit the administration from spending on greenhouse-gas rules for power plants, the centerpiece of Obama’s climate plan. The budget for the year starting Oct. 1, which will get a vote tomorrow in the subcommittee, also would bar the EPA from imposing new curbs on sulfur in gasoline and on the use of water by power plants.

“By holding back overly zealous and unnecessary environmental regulations, this bill can have a positive effect on our economy and will help encourage job growth,” Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, a Kentucky Republican, said today in a statement.

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  1. Right. Not holding my breath for a crowd size that tops the 52-some people who showed of for the Whitehouse Keystone pipeline thing earlier this year.

    But our AGW friends need to be careful about upsetting a mega-corporation that has been biased beyond belief on the issue for years. Do a simple search for “Willie Soon” and see how much balanced content comes up.

    Heaven help the Al Gore crowd if Google unleashed programming that actually resulted in more skeptic content in general Google searches for “global warming” or “skeptic climate scientists”

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