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Update: No challenge to EPA's global warming powers -- yet
White House budget addition delays a vote to cut off the EPA's ability to regulate carbon pollution.
Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 4:27 PM
HOLD ON: President Obama's offshore drilling changes may buy some time for the EPA. (Photo: The White House/Flickr)
There has been much speculation that a senator on the Senate Appropriations Committee would offer an amendment during a planned markup session that would cut the funding for climate change programs.
But, Politico reports
that a White House addition to budgets for the Interior Department and the EPA is cause for the delay of the vote. Of course, there is all sorts of speculation about the delay — is it a tactic by the White House to take pressure off the EPA or is there a legitimate reason for the postponement?
As for that White House addition, it is said to include new language regarding the reorganization of offshore drilling legislation.
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