January 28, 2020

Climate Issues; Federal Debt; Crop Insurance; and Dairy Issues

Climate Issues: Less Momentum for Cap and Trade?

Ben Geman reported yesterday at The Hill’s Energy and Environment Blog that, “Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is confirming that she probably won’t offer an amendment to debt ceiling legislation this week that would block EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

“Murkowski has been mulling another path to thwart EPA: introducing a formal ‘resolution of disapproval’ under the rarely used Congressional Review Act that allows Congress to overturn agency rules.

“‘At this point in time, my inclination is to proceed with the resolution of disapproval. I think that that is a more clear path forward,’ she said at a GOP press conference Wednesday morning.”