U.S. senator proposes measures to amend bill on EPA spending

09/22/2009 | NYTimes.com

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., filed several amendments to the annual spending bill for the Environmental Protection Agency, including two that seek to limit the agency's ability to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions. The amendments are related to a 2007 Supreme Court ruling directing the EPA to reconsider whether the Clean Air Act covers greenhouse gases and to review a nationwide standard for reducing emissions from automobiles.

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