Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN): Murkowski Introduces “Disapproval Resolution”

Senator Lisa Murkowski and a dozen other Republican lawmakers in Washington gathered Tuesday before reporters to preview her plan to block the Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of greenhouse gasses.

Murkowski is introducing a "disapproval resolution" that would strip the EPA of its power to regulate carbon dioxide. It will be debated and voted on Thursday on the Senate floor.

Even if Murkowski's plan gains traction in Congress, the Obama Administration said Tuesday that the President's senior advisors will recommend he veto it. It says Murkowski's plan would undermine the Clean Air Act. But Murkowski says the EPA intends to take control of climate policy.

You can listen to APRN's story here.

Source: By Libby Casey. Originally broadcast June 08, 2010