In a vote late Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Senate defeated a resolution that would have prevented the Environmental Protection Agency from using the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases. Getting 47 votes, the bill was 4 votes shy of the 51 needed to pass. All 41 Republicans voted for the resolution as well as six democrats. 53 Democrats voted against the resolution.
If the vote would have come out in favor of limiting the EPA’s power to regulate these gases, a presidential veto had been threatened.
Posted by Haylie Shipp