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Senate to Take Up anti-EPA Legislation Next Week

26 Mar 2011  |   Daniel Jacobs

Today, a Senate Democratic leadership aide confirmed that three pieces of anti-EPA legislation tacked onto a Senate small business bill will face Senate votes as early as Tuesday of next week.

Senators will first vote on an amendment proposed by Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) that would exempt agriculture companies and small industry polluters from EPA carbon pollution safeguards.

The other two amendments that face votes include one offered by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who based his amendment off legislation proposed by Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) that would prevent the EPA from implement commonsense public health protections, and an amendment introduced by Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) that would delay EPA safeguards for two years.

In light of these important upcoming votes, dirty polluter interest groups, such as the American Coalition for "Clean" Coal Electricity have launched a radio ad campaign to push moderate Senators to vote in favor of Minority Leader McConnell's detrimental amendment.

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