White House Promises Veto of Anti-E.P.A. Bill
By JOHN M. BRODER
In case there was any doubt, the White House on Tuesday issued a formal statement opposing a bill now before the House that would bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases for the purpose of combating climate change.
The bill, known as the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, could come up for a vote as early as Wednesday and is almost certain to pass when it does. It has virtually unanimous support among the Republican majority and will probably draw votes from a few Democrats from coal and oil producing states.
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METHANE IS A GREEN HOUSE GAS! I bet if the EPA imagined the drills were mini-coal plants they would shut them down. I'm so sick of this obvious and glaring flaw in the crusade against every GHG except methane. And also in Obama's speech on Natural Gas (and lip service to renewable energy) he didn't mention a word about the inherent GHG emitting problem with hydraulic fracturing, even though he admitted water contamination is an issue.