Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe introduced a bill to force the Environmental Protection Agency to enforce its own rules and report the costs of agency regulations.
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Inhofe’s bill would prevent the EPA from issuing any new major rules until it follows the law and starts reporting economic costs.
“Americans are not as aware of the costs that have come from the regulations of this administration,” Inhofe told reporters on a conference call. “[They’re] essentially putting people out of business.”
The Clean Air Act (CAA) already requires the EPA to report the impact of its regulations across the economy, but the Obama administration has failed to enforce this part of the law. Inhofe aims to force EPA to enforce CAA Section 321(a) and report the costs of its rules.