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Congressional Legislation Details

Title as Introduced:

EPA Clean Air Act Preemption
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To amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating any regulation concerning, taking action relating to, or taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change, and for other purposes.

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Our Position:

We support this bill.

Dear Senator Inhofe and Congressman Upton,

On behalf of more than 1.7 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I am encouraged by your legislation (S. 482 and H.R. 910) to clarify that the EPA has no authority to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs) under the Clean Air Act. The Obama administration’s attempt to use a decades-old statute to advance climate change policy via an unaccountable and unelected bureaucracy must be stopped. Your legislation is a good step toward ensuring Congress makes the laws in this country, not bureaucrats.

I urge you to consider adopting a broader position to include other federal statutes that are also being misapplied in an attempt to regulate GHGs. The Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and common law nuisance suits are all being targeted as vehicles to install climate change policy by those who are frustrated by the legitimate legislative process.

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Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.


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