Senate rejects Baucus amendment to limit EPA climate authority

It’s one of three alternative amendments offered by Democrats that would limit, rather than eliminate EPA’s climate authority. Republicans have dismissed the amendments as political cover for moderate or vulnerable Democrats that are getting pushback on EPA climate rules from their constituents.

A fourth amendment, offered by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), would permanently prohibit EPA from regulating greenhouse-gas emissions.

The other amendments will come up for a vote shortly. All are expected to fail.

Stay tuned for more.