Barbour rallies governors to oppose EPA move to regulate greenhouse gases

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) is trying to rally support among his fellow governors for an effort in Congress to prevent EPA from regulating greenhouse gases.

A draft letter, which Barbour is circulating in advance of a National Governors Association meeting this weekend, says EPA’s regulatory push would place “heavy administrative burdens on state environmental quality agencies.”

The letter urges members of Congress to support Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s efforts (R-Alaska) to use the Congressional Review Act to block EPA from regulating carbon dioxide and other heat trapping gases.

The Hill
2/27/10