Portman: Permit states to opt-out of EPA regulations

First Posted: 3/25/2015

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman offered an amendment to the Senate Budget Resolution on Tuesday.

The amendment would establish a reserve fund for legislation to give any state the ability to opt out of greenhouse gas regulations mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency.

If states believe “the regulations would increase retail electricity prices, threaten electricity reliability, or have a negative impact on the state’s economy,” they would have ability to opt out, according to a statement from Porman’s office.

To read the amendment, visit http://1.usa.gov/1N7VJ5e.

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