CCAGW Annual Ratings

State Emissions Regulations – Passage


Passage of the resolution that would disapprove of the Environmental Protection Agency emissions rule for existing power plants issued on Oct. 23, 2015. The resolution provides that the rule will have no force or effect. The EPA rule sets different emissions targets for 49 states based on their existing energy profile and requires each state to reduce emissions by a certain amount by 2030. Under the rule, states are required to submit proposed plans on how to reduce emissions to the EPA by June 2016, with the agency evaluating whether the plans reduce emissions and are enforceable.

Vote Number: 
House Vote 650
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Vote Results: 
Adopted 242-180 : R 238-2; D 4-178