U.S. Senator Jim Bunning today issued the following statement regarding S.J. Res. 26, a resolution of disapproval regarding actions taken by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), sponsored by Senator Lisa Murkowski. Senator Bunning co-sponsored the resolution, which would have expressed the Senate's disapproval of EPA's attempt to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. The resolution was defeated on a vote of 47-53.
"I strongly disapprove of the EPA's so called "endangerment finding' in regards to greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide emissions under the Clean Air Act. The EPA's ruling is no more than a backdoor attempt to create national energy policy that would be a job killer. This unprecedented ruling could negatively affect families and small businesses throughout Kentucky, and the rest of the nation. This power grab by EPA greatly oversteps their authority. Major environmental policies should be enacted by the elected members of Congress, not through unilateral decisions made by bureaucrats at the EPA."