Title: Disapproval of EPA Cross-Border Pollution Rule
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote on a motion to proceed on a joint resolution that disapproves of an Environmental Protection Agency rule that limits the interstate transport of emissions of nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide and prohibits the rule from being enacted into law.
Prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency rule that limits emissions of nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide from 27 states in the eastern United States that contribute to "harmful" levels of fine particulate matter and ozone in downwind states from being enacted into law on October 7, 2011.
NOTE: THIS IS A VOTE ON A MOTION TO PROCEED, WHICH SENDS THE LEGISLATION TO THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE FOR DEBATE AND AMENDMENT. A MOTION TO PROCEED REQUIRES A MAJORITY OF THE SENATE FOR APPROVAL.