Boehner backs effort to kill EPA 'endangerment finding'



Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiA retreat from the Paris climate pact would imperil U.S. interests Overnight Finance: Dems introduce minimum wage bill | Sanders clashes with Trump budget chief | Border tax proposal at death's door Overnight Energy: Trump energy nominees face Congress | OPEC to extend production cuts 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 KerryJohn Kerry channels Yoda in tweetstorm John Kerry goes on tweetstorm as Senate eyes Iran legislation John Kerry's advice to Harvard grads: Learn Russian 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 GrahamTrump got harsher GOP reception than Bush on budget Sunday shows: Homeland Security chief hits the circuit after Manchester attack Senate panel could pass new Russia sanctions this summer MORE (R-S.C.).

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