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EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, speaking June 9, 2010, at the agency's 2010 Small Business Environmental Conference, outlined her response to the "resolution of disapproval" of the EPA's endangerment finding in the Senate. Administrator Jackson said the resolution would undermine what she characterized as the agency's "common-sense approach" to climate change, move America a "big step backward in the race for clean energy" and "double down on the energy and environmental policies that feed our oil addiction."
In January, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, introduced a resolution (read it) that attempted to halt the EPA's efforts to count, and eventually control, greenhouse gases (GHGs) in order to combat perceived climate change. The resolution came to a head in June as the Senate prepared for a close vote, which Murkowski lost.
President Obama vowed to veto the action, making the resolution essentially little more than a political reproof of the agency's plans to control GHGs. However, the widespread support from Republicans, and the addition of some Democrats for the failed Murkowski resolution demonstrates that the American public remains more conflicted about this issue than its policymakers.
SOURCES: Website of Senator Murkowski, EPA Press Release