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Energy and Power Subcommittee to Move Forward with Anti-EPA Bill Mark-Up

09 Mar 2011  |   Daniel Jacobs

Tags: Congress, House

Despite calls from ranking Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee to postpone markup of Chairman Fred Upton's proposed anti-EPA legislation, Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today stated that he plans to go ahead with a subcommittee vote for the bill on Thursday.

This action represents the first step in an attempt to pass legislation hindering the Environmental Protection Agency from protecting our air against hazardous carbon pollution.

The decision to go ahead with the bill markup comes after an Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing on climate science where Chairman Whitfield stated that even if one believes "scary global warming scenarios, the agency's rules are no solution."

Chairman Whitfield's egregious comments sharply contrast with recent studies in the medical and scientific communities that highlight the dangers of carbon pollution to public health and the environment.

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