The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports a draft bill by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., that would halt proposed climate rules by the Environmental Protection Agency. The draft bill would, among other things, require congressional approval before the EPA can implement its carbon emission rules for existing power plants. "EPA's designation of [carbon capture and storage] as the best system for compliance under this rule amounts to little more than a regulatory euphemism for what is plainly a ban on the construction of new coal-fired power plants," the Chamber said in a statement.

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