The House approved legislation on Thursday that would give the Department of Energy the right to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) energy-related regulations when it believes those rules would hurt economic growth.
The Energy Consumers Relief Act, H.R. 1582, passed the House in a 232-181 vote. As expected, most Democrats rejected the bill, but nine joined Republicans to pass it.
The legislation is meant to stop EPA rules that Republicans say will hinder economic growth.