(The Hill) -- TheHill.com reports that a Senate committee voted earlier this week to block implementation of the administration's climate rule for power plants.  "The bill, known as the Affordable Reliable Energy Now Act, sponsored by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), would overturn the EPA's regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. ... It would also put certain restrictions on the EPA that would make it extraordinarily hard, if not impossible, to rewrite the rules."  The story points out that "the House in June passed the Ratepayer Protection Act, which would let states opt out of complying with the rule and delay its effectiveness until all court proceedings are concluded."

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