The resolution is thought to face a high hurdle in the House, however. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is a strong proponent of greenhouse gas curbs and EPA's efforts.
But a few Democrats are also backing a resolution to block federal regulators from proceeding. Last Thursday, Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) and Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) submitted a nearly identical joint resolution to declare that “the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the endangerment finding and the cause or contribute findings for greenhouse gases … shall have no force or effect.”
Democratic Reps. Charlie Wilson (Ohio) and Travis Childers (Miss.) and Republican Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (Mo.) are supporting the Skelton and Peterson resolution.