GOP senator races to block EPA's smog rules

A GOP senator is racing against the clock to pass a bill that would push back compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's strict smog rules, though it's not clear the Senate will move to pass it in an election year.

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., chairwoman of the environment committee's clean air panel, is working to find time to markup the bill before the August recess, because she suspects nothing will get done in the fall.

"My bill already passed the House. I think we will probably try to mark the bill up here in committee. And I think we'll, hopefully, be successful," she told the Washington Examiner.

Republicans in the Senate support the legislation for the most part, while Democrats and the White House are opposed.

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