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.