Sen. Murkowski: Public Deserved Vote on EPA Climate Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate today voted down Sen. Lisa Murkowski's bipartisan resolution of disapproval to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing backdoor climate legislation on the nation.

"I had hopes, for the security of our economy, that we would prevail today," Murkowski said. "But regardless of the outcome, I believe it's important that every member of the Senate is on the record on whether they think the EPA regulation is the appropriate way to address climate issues.

All Republicans and six Democrats voted in favor of proceeding to consideration of the resolution, but it lost 47-53.

Murkowski, a strong proponent of moving the nation toward a cleaner energy future, said the disapproval resolution would have avoided the coming "economic train wreck" EPA regulation of greenhouse gases is expected to cause.

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