Boehner backs effort to kill EPA 'endangerment finding'



Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiBig Oil makes a push for risky and reckless Arctic drilling GOP divided over 0M for climate fund Overnight Energy: House passes first Interior, EPA spending bill in seven years MORE (R-Alaska) is leading the effort on the Senate side. A formal resolution of disapproval is a rarely used tool allowed under the Congressional Review Act that provides a way for Congress to overturn regulations.

But such a resolution faces an uphill fight --  even if it passed both chambers, the resolution would require President Obama’s signature.

Sen. John KerryJohn KerryPower restored at Turkish air base used in anti-ISIS fight Don't expect much of a post-convention bounce for Trump or Clinton Kerry: Power at Turkish air base to be restored shortly MORE (D-Mass.), a strong proponent of greenhouse gas cuts, reiterated his call Thursday for Congress to pass a climate bill in order to impose emissions curbs on its terms – not EPA’s.

“The Obama Administration is fiercely committed to climate action, and their endangerment finding sent Congress a clear signal: get moving. If Congress won’t legislate, the EPA will regulate,” said Kerry in a prepared statement. He is crafting a Senate climate bill with Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamVulnerable GOP senators praise Kaine Meghan McCain: ‘I no longer recognize my party’ Ex-UN ambassador John Bolton: Trump should take back NATO remarks MORE (R-S.C.).

EPA rules would not include “job protections and investment incentives” that lawmakers can provide, he added.