12:56pm

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

Alexander Proposes Making Clean Air Rules Law

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.