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U.S. House Passes Repeal of EPA Greenhouse-Gas Regulations

The U.S. House passed legislation prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases blamed for climate change, defying an Obama administration threat to veto the bill.

The measure by Representative Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican and chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, was approved 255-172 today with 19 Democrats joining 236 Republicans. The bill needs approval from the Senate and President Barack Obama to become law. Obama aides will advise a veto, the administration said in an April 5 statement.