House to take up bill banning EPA from regulating greenhouse gases

The House will take up legislation next week that would strip the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its ability to regulate the emission of greenhouse gases.

H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act, which is sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), was reported out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 15.

Republicans in the Senate are promoting a mirror copy of the legislation, which is sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the form of an amendment to the Small Business Administration (SBA) funding bill. The Senate spent much of this week debating that legislation and negotiating on how and when the upper chamber would hold a vote on it.

Currently there are no Senate votes scheduled on the amendment.

More details on the fight over EPA regulations are available on The Hill's E2 blog.