Proposals that seek to restrict the Environmental Protection Agency on making new regulations have raised concerns from the Obama administration. The Energy Consumers Relief Act from Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., would require the agency to submit cost-benefit reports on rules expected to cost at least $1 billion, duplicating a similar law already in place, the White House said. The administration threatened to veto the measure and raised additional concerns with another bill that would cut back EPA authority for regulating coal ash.

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