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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
, 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."
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