EPA may ask to keep Clean Air Act rules even with passage of climate bill

Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said she may request that Congress maintain some greenhouse-gas regulations under the Clean Air Act even if a climate measure gets approval. This comes after some lawmakers recommended pre-empting EPA's authority so the bill may obtain the votes it needs to be passed in the Senate. The carbon-capping system under proposed climate legislation is not "economywide," she added, and there are emission sources that could be addressed via Clean Air Act policies.

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