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Clean Air Act Not ‘Ideal’ to Regulate Carbon, Jackson Says

Environmental Protection Agency rules using the Clean Air Act to limit greenhouse gases aren’t an “ideal tool” to cut emissions and combat climate change, agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said.

President Barack Obama’s EPA in January began limiting the gases, using the law after Congress failed to pass legislation last year. While the rules are needed to start curbing heat-trapping emissions, legislation is the preferred step, Jackson said today at an energy conference in Washington.

“I hope at some point we will move forward with legislation again,” Jackson said.

The House of Representatives passed a measure this month that would bar the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. The same bill failed in the Senate in a 50-50 vote. Aides to Obama said they would recommend he veto the legislation if it passes.

When asked today whether she thinks Congress will succeed in stopping the EPA rules, Jackson said: “I certainly hope not.”

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