Murkowski Amendment on Preventing EPA Regulation of Global Warming Pollution Defeated—but We May Not be Done Yet

From PennFuture (


To our great relief (and with the vote of both Pennsylvania senators, Arlen Specter and Bob Casey), common sense prevailed and the U.S. Senate defeated ( an attempt by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to strip the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its authority to regulate global warming pollution. Had this effort succeeded (, it would have struck a mortal wound to the plans to pass climate change legislation. The vote was 53-47 against Murkowski.


But we’re not out of the woods just yet. We’re hearing troubling murmurings from the Casey folks that they may introduce legislation that would temporarily hamstring EPA.

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