Tue November 8, 2011
Offered as an Alternative to Rand Paul Legislation

Alexander Proposes Making Clean Air Rules Law

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander
United States Senate

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is offering a bill that would make the EPA's clean air rules governing cross-border air pollution standards into law.

Republican Alexander and Democrat Mark Pryor of Arkansas are offering the bill as an alternative to a measure up for a vote Thursday.  That bill is being offered by Tea Party favorite Rand Paul.  Paul’s legislation would eliminate the cross-border pollution regulations all together.

Alexander and Pryor have introduced a bill that would convert the EPA rules into law, but give utilities an extra year to implement it.