GOP lawmaker wants to keep EPA from regulating carbon


An Alabama congressman wants to remove greenhouse gases from the list of air pollutants the Environmental Protection Agency can regulate so the agency has no authority to tackle climate change.

Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Ala., introduced the Stop EPA Overreach Act Tuesday with 107 co-sponsors. The bill would amend the Clean Air Act to make sure the EPA could no longer regulate carbon dioxide emissions, commonly blamed by scientists for causing climate change.