Environment

MADISON, Wisc. (April 5, 2016) – A bill signed into law in Wisconsin bars the state from enforcing new federal regulations on wood burning heaters, setting the stage to nullify such regulations in effect within the state. Rep. David Craig (R-Big Bend) introduced Assembly Bill 25 (AB25) in February of 2015 and it was carried…

RICHMOND, Va. (Mar 28, 2016) – On Friday, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) vetoed a bill that would have taken a small, but important, first step in setting the foundation to reject federal some EPA rules and regulations in practice. House Bill 2 (HB2) would have required the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to prepare an extensive…

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (March 25, 2016) – On Wednesday, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a bill into law that takes a small, but important, first step in setting the foundation to reject federal EPA “Clean Power Plan” rules. Sen. Gregory Boso (R-Summersville) introduced Senate Bill 691 (SB691) on Feb. 22. The legislation would prohibit the Department of Environmental Protection from…

DENVER, Colo. (Mar. 24, 2016) – A Senate committee killed a Colorado bill that would have taken a small, but important, first step in setting the foundation to reject some federal EPA rules and regulations in practice. Sen. John Cooke (R-Greeley) introduced Senate Bill 46 (SB46) on Jan. 19. The legislation would have prohibited the…

ST. PAUL, Minn. (March 23, 2016) – An important Minnesota House committee has approved a bill that would take a small, but important, first step in setting the foundation to reject some federal EPA rules and regulations in practice. A bipartisan coalition of 33 representatives sponsored House Bill 333 (HF333). The legislation would prohibit the commissioner…

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (March 16, 2016) – A Missouri House committee passed a bill yesterday that would take a small, but important, first step in setting the foundation to reject some federal EPA rules and regulations in practice. Rep. Jack Bondon (R-Belton) introduced House Bill 2543 (HB2543) in February. The legislation would require the Missouri Department of…

OKLAHOMA CITY (Mar. 14, 2016) – Last week, the Oklahoma Senate passed a bill that would prohibit the state from “developing or adopting a State Implementation Plan” under the EPA’s Clean Power Plan rules. If the bill becomes law, it would set the foundation to nullify such regulations in practice. Sen. Greg Treat (R-Oklahoma City) introduced Senate…

RICHMOND, Va. (March 11, 2016) – A 2nd Virginia bill that would take a small, but important, first step in setting the foundation to reject federal some EPA rules and regulations in practice passed the state Senate last week and now sits on the governor’s desk awaiting his action. Thirty-three delegates co-sponsored House Bill 2 (HB2). The…