House panel votes to bar EPA from setting tail-pipe limits

by David Shepardson
Detroit News
June 28, 2012

Washington —The House Appropriations Committee has voted to bar the Environmental Protection Agency from setting vehicle tailpipe emissions limits for the 2017-25 model years, or allowing California to set its own rules.

But the effort faces an uphill battle in the Senate and from the Obama administration, which oppose the GOP move.

Last year, the Senate and Obama administration refused to go along with the House, which had approved the same amendment in July 2011.

On Wednesday, the committee again approved the amendment 26-18, with supporters picking up two new votes: Reps. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., and Frank Wolf, R-Va.


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