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ACC: House and Senate Votes Show Growing Momentum to Stop EPA GHG Regulations

Contact: Jennifer Scott (202) 249-6512  
Email: Jennifer_Scott@americanchemistry.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 7, 2011) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today welcomed signs of growing support in Congress for stopping the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations for stationary sources. A GHG bill introduced by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 255-172 today. In the Senate, which considered a series of amendments yesterday, stopping EPA’s rules drew significant support.

“We are encouraged by these votes, which signal growing momentum toward stopping EPA’s GHG regulations,” said Cal Dooley, President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council. “Lawmakers from both parties agree this is a critical issue for the country, economic recovery and protecting American jobs. Congress must stop EPA so that business growth and hiring can continue.”

Learn more about EPA greenhouse gas regulations for stationary sources.

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